THOUSANDS will descend on Sherdley Park as the annual reminisce festival returns today (Saturday).

The festival will seek to transport ravers and party animals back in time with a massive old school dance lineup, including 90s act D:Ream, to hit the stage.

The festival will see six big-top arenas of musical memories with more than 150 global acts and DJs, along with a fun fair, VIP experience and an exclusive over-30s Quadrant in the Park arena.

The arenas will be bigger to accommodate up to 20,000 festival-goers, with original old school artists on every stage to give a trip down memory lane.

With a line up from 90s club classics, the festival sees some first timers landing this year, with D:Ream the headliners. A quarter of a century on since their massive hit singles ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ and ‘You're The Best Thing’ they will perform in the main big top.

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Party-goers at Reminisce 2018

As well as that there's Ultra Nate on the main stage performing the huge vocal anthem ‘Free’.

Meanwhile, The Venga Boys are back after rocking the house in 2016 and Whigfield will be making her Reminisce debut.

Popular favourites House diva Julie McKnight is back as well as Sandy B in the Love House arena.

And N Trance will perform in the Clubland arena for their first show at the festival alongside DJ Alligator & Ian Van Dahl.

The mighty Judge Jules hosts his very own Judgement arena this year paying tribute the best in classic trance anthems and Xpansions are live in ‘Quadrant in the park’ over 30's arena performing 'Move Your Body'.

They will also be joined by Shades of Rhythm performing ‘Sounds of Eden’ & many more.

The VIP is again hosted by FACE and offers private bars, booth seating, luxury washrooms and more with Jeremy Healy and friends spinning anthems exclusively for the VIPs with a host of other acts.

Meanwhile, Merseyside Police has issued advice to people attending the Reminisce Festival to make sure they have a great time and enjoy the event safely.

The force says it has been working closely with the event organisers and St Helens Council to ensure it runs smoothly.

Superintendent Gary O’Rourke, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to reassure both the local community and festival goers that we will have officers on duty in and around Sherdley Park throughout the event, which is being organised by Reminisce and supported by St Helens Council.

"I hope that everyone who is coming along this year will have a great time and enjoy themselves safely and responsibly.

"However, we will not tolerate anyone who breaks the law, or whose behaviour spoils the event for others, and we will deal with any crime, drug possession or supply, or anti-social behaviour robustly.

"Drugs will not be tolerated at the event and there will be a strict search policy in place. Anyone found to be in possession of drugs will not be allowed on site.

“Finally, don’t leave yourselves vulnerable by drinking too much. This promises to be a fabulous day and it would be a shame to spoil it by drinking too much. Too much alcohol lowers people's awareness levels, making them more likely to fall victim to crime. Drinking sensibly will help prevent you becoming a target for criminals.

"We would also urge people to follow some tips to avoid falling victim to petty crime:

• Don't bring unnecessary bags to the event

• Don't leave your property, including bags and mobile phones unattended and keep valuables close at all times

• Keep wallets and purses out of sight

“And please ensure when buying tickets for events such that they buy from a reputable ticket provider/seller.”

  • Reminisce takes place from midday until 11 pm on Saturday, September 7. Tickets are still available but have to be purchased online. There are none available on the door. See for more.