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‘Novel’ theme for Leyland Festival

Last year's theme was 'Films'

Leyland Festival is set to return for 2018 with this year’s theme being revealed as ‘World Books’.

More than 12,000 people turned out to the scorcher of an event last year, with festival goers this time around being encouraged to dress as characters from their favourite books.

It’s hoped that the likes of Harry Potter, Horrid Henry and Disney princesses will be in appearance on Saturday, 16 June.

As always, the impressive festival parade will start on Hough Lane – making its way down Towngate; and finally ending up in Worden Park, where the main activities take place.

The ‘novel’ theme will continue in the award-winning park – with storytelling, performances and workshops.

And old favourites, including the parade, dog show and car show, are all set to return alongside the main stage, sports, games, stalls, music, funfair, food, drink – and much more!

The event is being jointly organised by the Leyland Festival Committee, South Ribble Borough Council, and Events Live.

Councillor Phil Smith, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Leisure at the Council, said: “Leyland Festival is the standout event of our summer and that’s why we work so hard to make sure it’s a huge success. 

“Planning is already well underway and now we need everyone to help spread the word, and for local businesses and charities to contact us to be involved. 

“Make sure you’re free on 16 June! It’s sure to be a wonderful festival, whatever age you are, and whatever takes your fancy on the day – there’ll be plenty to choose from! We look forward to welcoming you all.”

Bookings are now being taken for the stalls with an appeal to South Ribble’s businesses and charities to join in with the fun and help make the festival even bigger and better than ever before.

Contact our friends at Events Live by emailing hello@eventslive.co.uk and register your interest today!