A CARNIVAL atmosphere will hit the town centre as the Westfield Street Music Festival makes its return on Sunday.

The popular event will bring music and dance back to Westfield Street with a packed line up of more than 100 artists from across the borough.

This year's event sees the return of the Brazilian dancers and drummers, with a procession to take place from 3pm starting outside the Sefton down towards Beecham's clock.

This year organisers hope that working with charity The Daniel Fox Foundation will be a fitting tribute to the 29-year-old who used to work on Westfield Street as a doorman.

Danny was fatally stabbed in 2016 and his family set up the foundation in his name to raise awareness and campaign for law changes surrounding knife crime.

This year's event is the town's sixth Westfield Street festival.

General manager at The Sefton and organiser Matty Williams said: "There should be a few thousand coming into the town and it's been really successful.

"There is a really big variety and there's something for everybody.

"There are solo artists and up to six-piece bands.

"I know people say it is something for the bars but it is a really good friendly environment and you have kids in prams to 80-year-olds. A lot of the clubs do food and it's a really good sand safe environment."

Sponsors for the event include Whitley Neil, ODs Clothing, Anatolia Grill and St Helens Council.

Music starts from midday into the evening.