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Formby Live is finally here starting tonight at Woodwards and Cafe D'art

Formby Live 2018 is finally here! Formby Live starts tonight at Woodwards (live music EVERY Friday night!) with the amazing GROOVE BANDITS at 9:30pm and also at Cafe D'Art at 9pm with 'The Country Folk'.

It is expected to be wall to wall sunshine in our Bubble this weekend with temperatures exceeding 70 degrees. A great weekend ahead for everyone!

Starting Friday night 22nd June, with Live Music in local venues then the action moves into the weekend of 23rd and 24th June. At Formby Pool, there will two days of family fun activities, including children's rides and BBQ tent and, of course, live music from the Merseycats stage which starts at 12noon on both days, full line-up below.

There will be a 'Busk Stop' stage on Chapel Lane starting from 1pm on Saturday and starting from 2pm on Sunday presenting a variety of musical talent from the young and old till 6pm. Full line-up below.

Local venues, Café D'Art and Woodwards will have live music throughout the days from 2pm 'till late, a Beer tent, BBQ and Prosecco & Gin bar too!

You can even watch the England match on Sunday at 1pm England v Panama at Cafe D'Art. Keep up to up to date on the latest news and schedule of performances by visiting the Formby Live facebook page. Friday 22nd June 2018 at 6:00 pm until Sunday 24th June 2018 at 9:00pm in Formby Village including Formby Pool.


SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 12.00 – 12.40 Chris Kerr 12.50 – 2.00 Michael Moon Combo 2.10 – 3.20 Free Spirit 3.30 – 4.40 Love Me Blues 4.50 – 6.00 Memphis Nites

SUNDAY 24TH JUNE 12.00 – 12.40 The Young Ones 12.50 – 2.00 Jon Casey Blues 2.10 – 3.20 Free Spirit 3.30 – 4.40 The Extras 4.50 – 6.00 Dublin Street Both days hosted by Mark Jones


SATURDAY 23RD JUNE Hosted by 'Fast Trak' 1.00 to 1.30 Fast Trak 1.40 to 2.00 Will Halligan and band 2.10 to 2.30 Matt Strong 2.40 to 3.00 Astrid Smith 3.10 to 3.30 Make Noise 3.40 to 4.00 George Woodward 4.10 to 4.30 Rico and/or Timelords 4.40 to 5.00 Mike/WKD 5.10 to 6.00 Boogaloo and/or Fast Trak

SUNDAY 24TH JUNE Hosted by 'Chasing Crows' 2pm - Chasing Crows 2:45 - 'Voice Your Voice' Choir 3:30 - Wayne Carrick Band 4:15 - Bargain Blooze 5:00 - Cascadia Fault Line 5:30 - Chasing Crows

Last Years Formby Live 2017:

Last years Formby Live turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year and it was brilliant! Hundreds of people flocked to the village for a great family fun day.

The hub of our community, Formby Pool Gardens and Formby Village came alive again this year for the Formby Live three day music festival.

which took place on Friday 16th - 18th June.

It was the hottest weekend of the year so far when temperatures in our Bubble reached 24C. Hundreds of visitors flocked to the fantastic event and enjoyed two full days of entertainment from the Mersey Cats on a stage at the pool gardens and also a busking stage at Chapel Lane.

Local venues including Woodwards and Cafe D'Art, had live music all weekend.

The atmosphere was fantastic with something for everyone. The kids had fairground rides and a bouncy slide that was as high as the pool towering over 30ft!

On Saturday and Sunday afternoon there was a 'Busking Stage' in Chapel Lane, BBQ with Cafe D'Art and everyone enjoying the sunshine, drinks and music.

Formby Pool hosted the Merseycats main stage featuring a fantastic line up of rock 'n' roll bands as well as children's rides, picnic and BBQ factilities.

The Merseycats stage presented a succession of Rock 'n' Roll performances from 13 bands. As usual, Formby Pool had a picnic area and amusements for all the family throughout the weekend.

The 'Busk Stop' stage on Chapel Lane presented a variety of musical entertainment throughout the afteroonncluding the amazing Make Noise Choir which just blew the audience away!. Also, Woodwards and Cafe D'Art held an Afternoon 'Ramble' when a variety of artists performed at both venues from 2pm. In the evening both venues had live music 'tll late

Event organiser, Pat Wordley said: "On behalf of Woodwards and Cafe D'Art, we were thrilled with the turnout and the amazing local talent on display on the Chapel Lane 'Busk Stop' stage and in the bars."

"We would like to give a special thanks to Alex Epsley and to Eddie and Iain of band Counting Crowd, who supplied the sound engineering and performed brilliantly themselves, too! They also raised over £200 in donations from the appreciative Formby crowd."

"Also a big thankyou to Silver & Rose and Barnados for kindly providing the power - for the event and to all the amazing performers, too!"

"There was plenty of fun activities for the kids at Formby Pool and two days of Rock 'n' Roll from the Merseycat bands. All in all a wonderful weekend and to top it all we couldn't have asked for better weather!"

The event is funded by contributions from Formby Parish Council, Waitrose Community Fund and the participating bars. The organisers are always keen to make this festival the best ever and are constantly looking to invite local businesses to help with sponsorship.

If you would like to get involved for next years Formby Live event, please contact Pat Wordley of Woodwards by email:

Here are some photos from the two days.

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