Echo and the Bunnymen are to headline a free festival in the North West of England this August.

The band are to appear at the Eclectica Music Festival, a free event in Victoria Square in St Helens.

Part of the line-up is to feature local emerging talent, with the rest of the acts to be revealed in the coming weeks.

For more information on the event, set to take place on August 11, visit
this website.