A MUSIC collective is hoping to get as many music lovers as possible performing with an all-day music event.

The Rookery is hosting the event at The Bridge Inn, in Horwich, on Sunday July 22, with the aim of getting people “out of their bedrooms and on to the stage”.

From 11.30 to 6pm people can turn up at the pub at any time and meet people for a “jam” session.

Then, from 6pm to 11.30pm there will be live performances on stage from the musicians who have just met on that day.

Organiser Joey Swindells said: “It is just amazing, honestly, there is something so special about it.

“People turn up who don’t know each other, have never met before, and without even talking you can connect with each other through music.

“People become really good friends as well.

“There are just so many people all getting on, it’s a great day and night.”

The Rookery was founded by Robert Nugent and Mr Swindells.

The pair had been in a band together and been jamming but decided to embrace the DIY nature of punk.

They started The Rookery and rounded up as many musicians as they could to get together and jam as much as possible.

Since the first event, the formula has been repeated and has grown in size every time. After launching in Newcastle and two small projects in Madrid and Morocco, the pair are planning to grow The Rookery to Manchester and Leeds in the next year.

They believe that the way that The Rookery works means they can repeat what they do in any city in the world.

To find out more and get involved, like the Facebook page: “The Rookery” and engage with what they are posting.