THE memory of a beloved Barrow dad is being honoured for another year with a music festival.

A extensive line up of acts is being promised for this year's Fudstock, which was set up to honour the last wish of Richard 'Fud' Thorne, who died last year aged 38.

Almost 30 acts are due to play across three stages, with street food traders and other entertainment.

A host of local band and DJs will treat festival-goers to indie, hip hop, house music and rock and roll.

Tribute band the Complete Stone Roses will be closing the main stage.

Mal Lingard, a member of the organising committee said: "Our friend Fud had a music festival dream, and we’re proud to have made it a reality for local people and their families to enjoy.

"We encourage you to support us and support Fudstock. We are proud to support St Mary’s Hospice, it’s a very worthwhile cause that is close to our hearts and we have all unfortunately have first-hand experience of the courageous, caring and tireless work they do for those individuals and their families who need it.

"The beauty of giving your support is buying a ticket and coming and having a good time, bring your best ever mood, care for those around you on the day and have a right good knees up with us. That really is all we want for everyone."

Gary Mallinson, another organising committee member, said: "We have worked tirelessly this year to stage the festival but we could not have achieved it without kindness from people who have donated time and money and vital services, it’s truly humbling to get such generous donations.

"It’s a large logistical task to put on a festival like this and we rely on local companies to support us."

More than 1,000 people bought tickets for last year's festival.

Fudstock takes place at 12pm on August 31 at Cavendish Park on Barrow Island and tickets are on sale now from