Popstars take to the stage for Oakwell Music Festival this weekend

The Feeling will play this year's Oakwell Festival.
The Feeling will play this year's Oakwell Festival.

Top popstars will rock Birstall when Oakwell Music Festival takes place at the weekend.

The festival, at Oakwell Hall, will be headlined by Brit Award-nominated band The Feeling and feature hip hop act Stooshe and 90s indie rockers Dodgy.

Other local artists to perform at the event include Hope and Social, Rupert Stroud and The Hijacked.

The non-profit one-day festival was organised by Paul Fisher to help community groups and promote local musicians.

Mr Fisher said: “The development and planning of Oakwell Festival had initially taken over 2 years and we’ve only got to this stage with the help of such a dedicated team and a fantastic crowd.

“The festival was put together to bring great music to an area lacking in opportunities or overshadowed by it’s big brother cities and now we’ve made our mark we intend to make it bigger and better every year.”

Tickets cost £25 for adults and £10 for children aged 11-16.

Children under 10-years-old can attend free. To buy tickets, visit Dewsbury and Cleckheaton town halls, Oakwell Hall’s visitor centre or log on to www.oakwellfestival.co.uk.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the event should contact festival@oakwellfestival.co.uk or call 07766254850.