HALTON’S first music and real ale festival is proving very popular.

The three-day event is expected to attract thousands of visitors to Victoria Park from March Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 9.

The Saturday evening session is already completely sold out.

The festival will showcase artisan beers, draught ales and traditional ciders with acoustic live music performed in a grand marquee.

Halton’s very own ‘beer with no name’ brewed at Norton Priory and ‘Danny’ ale, brewed in Frodsham to aid the cause of the Daniel Adamson Restoration Society will be served.

Organisers are keen to stress that Victoria Park will be open to the public as usual, with the festival taking place in a dedicated, ticket only area.

The festival runs from 6pm-11pm on Friday, midday to 4pm and 6pm-11pm on Saturday, and midday to 5pm on Sunday.

Tickets priced from £5 are available online from realfestivales.com or The Ferry Tavern, and includes entrance, an event programme and glass (to be returned at the end of the session).

A hog roast and a variety of hot and cold food will be on sale For more information, visit realfestivales.com