DELICIOUS food is not the only treat on offer at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Organisers have announced a feast of entertainment sure to thrill attendees across the weekend.

Alongside amazing global cuisine, festival goers can enjoy a packed line-up of music and entertainment.

More than 70 bands, artists and performers will be appearing across two stages in the town centre over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Dawn Louise Price, the festival’s music organiser, said this year’s event “will have it all”, adding: “The stages have grown considerably in the last seven years that music has been a feature and there is a real eclectic mix this year.”

Homegrown talent will be at the festival’s fore, with Bolton and North West bands performing on the Festival Stage in Le Mans Crescent and the Acoustic Bar on Victoria Square.

Appearing across the four days are Bolton five-piece rock outfit Attic Doctors, Bolton Ukelele Group, covers band Trident, Eagley Brass Band, youngsters Conixi, Elvis tribute Tommy Holland, and The Buskers Ball of Bolton open mic afternoon on the Acoustic stage.

They will be joined by other North West stars including Friday Festival Stage headliners The Courtbetweeners, St Helens comedy-folk outfit The Lancashire Hotpots, Monday headliners Blank Cheque from Manchester and tribute to Manchester rock icons New Order ­— True Order.

Councillor David Greenhalgh, leader of Bolton Council, said: “There is so much going on over this amazing festival – we aim to offer something for everyone.

“The free live music is an integral part of the event and we know that the crowds love to get into the spirit of the festival.

“With such a variety of music across the four days, I am sure we will appeal to everyone’s tastes.”

The bands join a host of celebrity chefs appearing at the festival including James Martin, Gregg Wallace, The Hairy Bikers and Michael Caines.