Organisers of the second Halifax Festival have announced the timetable for this year’s spectacle.
The nine-day festival will begin on July 9 with a screening of Brassed Off on an outdoor screen at the Piece Hall, which was used as one of the locations in the film.
Some of the best brass bands from across the region and the voices of the Charity Dreamgirls will help kick the festival off with a celebration of Yorkshire’s proud brass heritage.
Also on the opening day will be Reggie’s Roller Palace – a vintage take on the modern cult of celebrity seen through the eyes of Reggie the rat and over 100 hand-made canine spectators.
The following day the Puligny Quartet, perform at Halifax Minister. The group formed from members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in 1991 and has performed all over the north of England for the BBC.
Another highlight is when Calderdale Cultures Day is held at the Piece Hall.
Festival co-ordinator Lucy Burnett said: “This year’s programme is incredible, a fantastic mix of events with something to appeal to everyone.
“This is only the second year of Halifax Festival and already we are putting Halifax on the map and attracting artists from all over the country to come and perform along side the extraordinary local talent.”