An award-winning pub in Oldham town centre will be hosting a 1960s-themed music festival this weekend -  and said bad weather won't dampen spirits.

The Fox and Pine pub and restaurant on Greaves Street in the town centre has announced 'Foxfest' will be pressing ahead tomorrow (July 23), despite the forecast rain.

Kicking off at 1pm, the one-day festival promises a line-up of 60s music from local bands and artists, including The Onset, Professor Fonque, The Knight Crew, Jubilee Dream and Razz, as well as a selection of real ales, cider, food and a tombola to boot.

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While heavy rain is predicted for most of the weekend, bosses at the pub said they have planned ahead with two "huge" marquees for festival goers to take shelter in.

Dressing up in 1960s-themed fancy dress is also encouraged for the festival and attendees can also bring their own camping stool or picnic blanket.

The festival is family-friendly and so will permit children but unaccompanied youngsters under the age of 18 will not be admitted.

In a post on social media, the Fox and Pine said: "Well, the weather forecast may not be great and the busses may be on strike, but that isn't going to dampen our spirits.

"The bands are undercover and we have two huge gazebos for you to take shelter underneath.

"Plus, you know what the famous motto of Oldham is? 'There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong coat!'

"So come and enjoy an afternoon of music from some of our most talented musicians and we'll dance in the rain if we have to."

The festival is fully free to attend though spaces are limited and wristbands will be given on arrival.

Food will also be available on site until 8pm while the festival will start from 1pm until 9pm.

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