As one festival draws to a close another is preparing to roll into town.

And still keeping in with the food and drink theme, a craft beer festival is set to open in Bolton town centre.

Popular Bolton bar and brewery Northern Monkey Brew Co is hosting a Monkey on the Town Festival welcoming hundreds from across the town centre to their taproom.

The idea is to bring back a beer festival to Bolton town centre.

The beer festival will be held on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 at the Northern Monkey's Brewery Tap Room on Chorley Street and there will be plenty of alcohol and fantastic music - as well as food.

Tickets are already selling at a steady pace but co-organiser Liam Convey said they want to give a final push on tickets so people don't miss out.

Liam said: "Ticket sales are already going pretty well, I think hopefully from my research we will have a spike in sales in the last week or two as the festival approaches.

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"A lot of people have also told me they are going to be paying on the door as well but we are trying to promote online sales so we can get an idea of how many people are attending, we can only have a maximum of 300 people per session.

"The sales are going pretty well.

Northern Monkey host 'Monkey on the Town' Beer Festival

"But they are going pretty well and we are going to put a push on it in the final two weeks.

"Coming off the back of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival, hopefully this can be another successful town centre event.

"This week and next week is just getting everything in place so it is exciting but there is also a lot to consider and make sure it is right.

"We have got people coming from the town centre and even Preston.

"It's a festival for the people of Bolton on a whole, something to be proud of and I know there are also people coming from further a-field on minibuses.

"I feel apprehensive but so excited at the same time, I'll feel more excited once I get these next few days out of the way getting everything in place.

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"I'm excited to put it on, just hoping it is successful and it will be like an annual event."

There will be a range of alcohol options at the festival including 12 casks 12 kegs, lager, gins, wine and cider and plenty of new beer releases and collaborations.

Food will also be available from Fire 'N' Fizz and The Cakery Bolton offering festival goers freshly baked Neapolitan pizza, hot panninis and cakes.

Not only will there be a great range of alcohol, live music includes the Jade Assembly on the Friday evening, Luke McColl on Saturday afternoon and House Opera on Saturday evening.

There will also be marquees and outdoor seating.

The festival comes after Northern Monkey staged its hugely popular Monkey in the Woods’ beer festival last September in Barrow Bridge.

All festival goers will receive a free festival Glass, free drink and 'Monkey On The Town' Festival Programme.

Tickets can be bought here.