Halifax to showcase first ever Routes Festival

Headlining band Tempus

Headlining band Tempus

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Live music from young bands will form part of Halifax’s first ever Routes Festival.

The event promises to be a gig like no other with non-stop music ranging from metal to pop, indie to acoustic showcasing at Saturday’s show.

Taking place at the Orange Box Young People’s Centre, on Thomas Street, Halifax, the festival runs between 1pm and 9pm and is free to attend.

People are encouraged to get there fast though as places are limited with audiences encouraged to arrive before 4pm to secure a wristband.

Headlining the main stage are Tempus, The New Remorse and The Oreoh!s, while Taste in Colour, Galina Skvortsov and Lily Bell-Penny take the lead on the acoustic stage.

Other featured bands include Iron Lotus, Bagpipe Spiders and 47 minutes Late, along with acoustic performers Rhian Sampson, Rosanna Greenwood and Loren Smith.

Set to officially open at the beginning of September, Orangebox will also be making its debut. The centre was designed by a committee of young people and is funded by the Department for education through the MyPlace scheme. Its facilities include a climbing wall, skate-park, recording studio and dance studio to cater for all of Calderdale’s young people’s interests.