LIVE bands and broadcasting are the order of the day at the third Howfenbury festival today.

Howfen Radio, Westhoughton’s community radio station, has lined up a series of bands who will be playing live tomorrow in the car park at The White Lion Hotel in Market Street.

The fun starts at noon and lasts until 7.30pm with the radio station broadcasting live from the event for the first time.

“Hopefully all will go well,” said Howfen Radio vice chairman and presenter Martin Thompson. “Fingers crossed we get the weather on our side.”

As well as the music from local artists and bands there will be stalls, games and refreshments with proceeds going to The Christie and to help fund the4 running of the radio station.