An Ulverston musician is set to mark the town's first-ever Festival of Light with a special acoustic performance. 

Well-known busker Peter Buckley is set to play an acoustic set at the Sir John Barrow monument between 8pm and 9pm as part of the new 'Light Up Hoad' event on Saturday, March 30.

Peter said the landmark has a lot of personal significance, particularly from when he visited during lockdown, and also says it helped him on his 'musical journey'.

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He performed the first-ever live gig at the Hoad Monument in October last year with fans stating it was a 'privilege' to witness the atmospheric performance.

Peter said: "I’m really excited about playing at Ulverston’s first 'Light Up Hoad’ Festival of Light.

"It’s always a strange feeling to play in the Sir John Barrow Monument as I hold huge respect for the monument's fantastic history.

"I always feel really honoured to be invited to play in such an iconic location and it will definitely be a festival to remember."

The Mail: LIGHT UP: The Hoad was lit up yellow. Photo by Geoff BeattieThe event is set to take place at the 450ft Hoad Hill and will be similar to the Lakeland Festival of Lights in Keswick.

This is when people form a 'River of Light' and mark the route from Keswick up to Catbells summit with head torches and lights to create a spectacular spectacle.

This Easter weekend, hundreds of people will line the zig-zag path up the front of Hoad Hill for the first time.

The route will begin at Hoad Lane - entry by ticket only-  with participants snaking all the way to the Sir John Barrow Monument. 

If you wish to witness the spectacular view of the lights then anywhere that has a view of the front of the hill, and places like the canal towpath, Croftlands Park, Birkrigg common, will be perfect.

Tickets are £2.50 per adult and £2 per child (aged 16 and under on the day of the event).

There will be an area for people with wheelchairs and pushchairs to take part.

For tickets, please visit the Try Booking website.