An award-winning pub in Oldham town centre hosted a 1960s-themed musical festival last weekend which saw revellers 'dance in the rain' in their fancy dress.

The Fox and Pine pub and restaurant on Greaves Street said 'Foxfest' pressed ahead on Sunday, July 23, despite the weather.

Despite a downfall of rain, bosses said they were determined not to let it dampen spirits and quickly organised dozens of gazebos, umbrellas and marquees for festivalgoers to take shelter and, more importantly, dance underneath.

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The festivities kicked off at 1pm and saw a line-up of local bands and artists play 60s music, including The Onset, Professor Fonque, The Knight Crew, Jubilee Dream and Razz.

Meanwhile, the pub served its usual impressive selection of real ales and cider.

Dressing up in 1960s-themed fancy dress was also encouraged for the festival - and pictures show many got in the spirit.

Bosses at the pub said: "Plenty turned out and braved the weather.

"It did get us in the end as the event was cut short by one band at 7.30 due to gusting winds and heavy downpours.

"But everyone, I hope, seemed to really get into the spirit and literally danced in the rain." 

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