HOUGHTON Weavers are to headline the Friday night of Stockton Heath Festival this year.

The folk stalwarts – whose line-up features former Lymm High School student Steve Millington – will take to the festival marquee stage at the community event on July 5.

The multi-instrumentalists, who used to have their own BBC series Sit Thi Deawn, have been entertaining crowds for more than 40 years and have recorded more than 30 albums.

Other headliners have been revealed including Stop in the Name of Motown Gold on the Saturday and It Definitely Maybe Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Carpets on Sunday.

The Motown tribute group perform timeless classics from the likes of The Jacksons, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

And the indie night on Sunday will celebrate more than 25 years of Noel Gallagher’s music.

As well as these acts in the festival marquee there will be storytelling, crafts, a virtual reality experience, circus performances, dance and science among many other activities.

The festival, now in its 12th year, will be held in the village and surrounding area between July 4 and 7 with a range of music, drama, art and family-friendly activities.

Festival committee member Kathy Szeputi said: “The festival reflects the vibrant nature of the community, drawing together businesses, other contributors and visitors in celebration.

“The continued success is down to the eclectic mix of music, drama and art – there is something for everyone, of any age, to enjoy.”

For more information visit stocktonheathfestival.co.uk.