LIVE music will be returning to Egremont Crab Fair in 2018 following the stage's well-received debut last year.

'Crab Fest' formed part of the 750th anniversary celebrations for 2017, and will once again play a major role when the event returns to the field at Baybarrow Road on Saturday September 15.

The line-up for the day has been announced, featuring some of the area's best-known musical talents.

Jolan is set to headline, performing covers versions of his favourite rock and pop tracks, as well as his own original material. The Moor Row singer is best-known for his stint on BBC talent show The Voice, in which he finished runner-up, and has continued to establish himself as one of the county's best-known solo artists.

Young four-piece The Northern Threads continue to land prestigious bookings, having recently played at Cottfest and being announced for Touch Down Festival too.

Irish music specialists The Wild Murphys will be making an appearance, joined by much-loved Millom rock covers act Rhythm Dead Lady, and local blues rock act Mama-Sang and The Robot.

Indie rock bands Springfield, Rogues and Goosey Tyson, as well as acoustic acts NewtonSmith, Spud, Josh Pears, Willow Jarvis and Molly & Georgia complete the bill.

Also on the site, their will be a main bar and a gin bar, food stalls, as well as entertainment from Kangaroo Kid, a quad bike stunt show, a fairground and other children's attractions.

Entrance will be payable on the day, and there will be a shuttle bus service from Main Street, in Egremont.