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Cross Keys pub in Arnold to host live music festival this Saturday to raise funds for mental health charity

A range of local musicians, covering all genres, to perform throughout the day.

A pub in Arnold is hosting a music festival this weekend to raise funds for a mental health charity.

The Cross Keys, on Front Street, is hosting the event on Saturday, July 27, in aid of the mental health charity, Mind.

Kicking off from 12pm, General Manager, Justin Askew, and his team have organised a range of local musicians, covering all genres, to perform throughout the day.

Customers can expect to see popular covers-band, Splinter, Rock outfit, Area 51, and singer songwriters, Adam Peter Smith and Alexandra Hawksworth, as well as many others, each delivering their own brand of music, back to back during the afternoon.

There will also be a Lilley’s Cider Shed and a mini beer festival, with offerings from Hobgoblin and Marston’s Brewery, including 61 Deep and Hobgoblin Gold, available across all of the pub’s six real ale taps.

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PICTURED: The Cross Keys in Arnold

The pub will also be putting on a BBQ, tombola, bouncy castle and face painting and cake stalls, for all the family to enjoy.

Justin said: “We’ve been planning this event for some time now – really making sure it’s going to be a day all our customers are going to love.

“We’ve got some great music acts coming to perform and what really makes it special, is that they’re all local! I want the Cross Keys to play an important role in the local, up-and-coming and incredibly talented music scene we’ve got around here, and our festival is the first step to doing that.

“I’m pleased we can do it all for a good cause too! The work Mind do is so important, especially bringing more awareness to the struggles people suffering from mental health issues go through every day.

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“If we can raise enough money to make someone’s day that little bit easier, I’ll consider that a success! I hope all our customers will come along, have a good time and join in our fundraising initiative.”

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