BLOCK Party will return to Barrow soon after what the organisers called 'the unparalleled success' of last year's event. 

The event, which will feature DJs and bands, will happen this Sunday (May 5) from noon until 11pm. Tickets are £10, and kids can come for free. There will be live music, street food and a full band at the Barrow Town Hall courtyard. 

It will be headlined by The Complete Stone Roses, a tribute act playing tunes by the legendary 90s Madchester band. The organisers called the band 'the most well known, most seen and most authentic Stone Roses tribute band.' 

The Mail: One of the performers from last year's Block PartyOne of the performers from last year's Block Party (Image: Coast Roads Studio)

It is run by Coast Roads Studio, which also runs the festival at Aldingham Fields. Coral and Everything Everything played on the main stage at Coast Road Festival when it ran for the first time in 2022. The group says that it has been working closely with Westmorland and Furness Council and Barrow Business Improvement District to get the event over the line. 

Malcolm Lingard, from Coast Roads Studio said: "We will have things to do for children, food vendors on site and an array of deck chairs and benches to take the load off. 

The Mail: An overhead shot of the courtyard at Barrow Town Hall, where the event will beAn overhead shot of the courtyard at Barrow Town Hall, where the event will be (Image: Coast Roads Studio)

"We very much want to appeal to families and think of family pockets on a bank holiday weekend so all children under 12 are admitted free. 

"The Complete Stone Roses are the headline act and we are quite sure it will be a thrill to be singing along at the top of our voices and what looks to be a warm bank holiday evening." 

Malcom said that local talent will be taking stage at the Block Party, which is something that the organises 'pride themselves on' and that they 'often rival the big name acts we bring to the town.' 

Local acts that will be performing at the festival include: Despicable, Leon Knight, The Gears, Jon Dawes, Keith Stevens, Twang DJs & Blurred DJs.

After not being able to run Coast Roads Festival last year, the organisers said in January that they are looking for a sponsor to make sure that it happens this year.