The sun is shining on what has proved to be a successful weekend for Northern Monkey Brew Co's 'Monkey on the Town' festival.

Hundreds have flocked to the tap house on Chorley Street on Friday and Saturday to try a range of alcohol choices whilst listening to live music - and the fun isn't over yet.

The Monkey on the Town Festival is ongoing throughout the rest of today until 11pm and residents from across Bolton are invited to head over for just £12.

Liam Convey, who runs Northern Monkey with Ryan Bailey and Kevin Barber, said the event has already been a huge success - and attendees want it to make a return next year.

He said: "Last night was the first session and it went really well, there were and are quite a lot of new faces, well a lot of regulars and customers but there are a lot of new people who have never been here before and they went out of their way to say it was a really good event and they would like to see it again next year.

"It was busy as well.

"Today, this afternoon is supposed to be the busiest session, there should be 160 plus people which is not bad and we've got the weather so it should be another good event.

"It's all been good so far, the highlight of the weekend for me is there being no issues and no dramas, a lot of effort has gone into it, but mainly it's just seeing everyone have a good time.

"Especially with the news there has been a lot of doom and gloom and the Queen has died so it's good to see everyone get together having a drink and having a good time really.

"People can expect good beer, good music, a good atmosphere and just fun in the sun.

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"We've got some really good pizza on from Fire and Fizz and we've got cakes and paninis so just a good day out.

"It's been a huge success, there has been a lot of planning so I'm just waiting for something to do wrong but so far, touch wood, it's all gone pretty well."

Alcohol choices include 12 casks, 12 kegs, lager, gins from Bolton Gin Company, wine and cider.

There is also a range of food options including pizza and paninis and delicious cakes.

Entertainment throughout the day will include sets from Luke McColl and Horse Opera.

Tickets can be bought at