UK pop icons Scouting for Girls are set to headline a Salford music festival as Irlam Live returns this September.

The “She’s So Lovely” rockers join Sophie Ellis-Bextor in headlining, with the festival taking place on the weekend commencing Friday 17th September at Prince’s Park in Irlam.

The festival has been out of action since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is back for 3 days with a variety of musical act across two stages.

The Friday is dedicated to those ‘Made in Manchester’, with the night packed with some of the finest tribute bands around. Noasis, The Smiths Ltd and The Courtbetweeners with legend guest DJ Leo B Stanley are set to star.

Prince’s Park, where the festival will be held. Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic — CC BY-SA 2.0

The Saturday line-up sees Sophie Ellis-Bextor headline, with other main stage acts including Space, D:Ream, 911, Jo O’Meara (S Club 7), Andy Bennett from Ocean Colour Scene and Stax Of Soul.

The Sunday finale sees Scouting for Girls wrap up the festival, with main stage acts throughout the day including the likes of Martin Kemp with an eighties DJ set, Ben from Phats and Small, Abz from 5 and the Manchester Ska Foundation.

A spokesperson for Irlam live said: “We’re excited that Irlam Live 2021 is returning and attracting big names that bring so much enjoyment to many of us.

The response to this year’s event has been positively overwhelming and just confirms that Irlam Live is now firmly on the Summer festival map for an unmissable weekend of incredible live music and entertainment for all ages”

A standard 3-day ticket is currently priced at £67.29 and are available to buy on the festivals website at

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