THE date of a hugely popular Furness festival has been announced.

Askambury, named after popular festival Glastonbury, was the first of its kind when it launched in 2018 and proved to be a success, with more than 450 people attending throughout the day.

The village festival made its triumphant return last year following a haitus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The festival's last event was a huge success as the village came alive for a host of musical talent.

Among those performing at last year’s event included: Orinoco, Kings in Canoes, The Commission, Eternal Autumn, Thieving Magpies, God Damn Smile, Neil Park, Mollie Harper, Joel Talbot, Cam Lees and Jamie Rooke.

And the date for this year's event has been revealed as July 1.

Festival bosses said tickets will be available online this year from Friday March 10 at 7pm.

This online ticket will grant redemption of your wristband on the day of the event. ID will be required for adult wristbands.

Prices are £12 for adult tickets, £6 for children over ten and free for children under ten.