SOME of the region’s most exciting musical talent will perform at a concert on a village farm this weekend.

Slydigs – who have supported the Who – and St Helens’ Scarlet are among the bands in the line-up for the sold out Sound City On the Farm.

It is taking place at Inglenook Farm in Rainford between noon and 7.30pm on Sunday, September 16.

Sound City, a major music event in Liverpool, is partnering with arts organisation Heart of Glass to create the family day.

The 450 tickets for the event were snapped up shortly after their release.

Organisers hope attractions for younger children and families, along with food, beverages and market stalls, will create a mini festival atmosphere.

Sound City On the Farm will be a one-day event, taking place in Inglenook farm, St Helens from noon to 7.30pm.

Live music from the region’s most exciting emerging talent will include local acts Slydigs, whose bassist Ben Breslin and drummer Pete Flemming are from Newton-Willows; Scarlet, fronted by Jessie Robinson, from Dentons Green; Rival Bones, from St Helens, as well as The Racket, from Widnes, Katie Mac, from Knowsley, Mamatung, from Liverpool and Tracky, from Ormskirk.

“The Unusual Arts Sourcing Company” will deliver an Arts Program including Life Drawing, Poetry, interactive audience participation acts, alongside the Artslab who will bring a crafts workshop to the site, creating musical instruments from recycled materials.

Entertainment and attractions for younger children, families with food, beverages and market stalls will keep all visitors happy as part of a mini festival experience to close the summer.

“We’re delighted to work with Heart of Glass to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St Helens," said Becky Ayres-Bewick, of Sound City MD.

"At the heart of Sound City is the belief that the world’s best music comes from within 30 miles of where we are located in Liverpool.

"Discovering and unearthing the most exciting musical gems from around our great city region is what drives us and St Helens has nurtured world class talent and creativity, including Jacqui Abbott of world conquering group, The Beautiful South and Nick McCabe of critically acclaimed The Verve.

"It’s brilliant to work with Heart of Glass who share the same passion as us and to create a live music and entertainment event which celebrates the greatness of St Helens.”

Patrick Fox, director of the Heart of Glass, added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Sound City and Inglenook Farm on this unique event, and excited to work with such a diverse array of artists to make this day one to remember. We believe that art belongs everywhere, in taxi cabs, empty shops, disused factories, in our streets and on the farm! Art creates possibility, and a way to experience and view the world differently, which is something that Sound City have been doing for years, and so we’re delighted that this collaboration will be our first foray together into making sure that live music and live art play a part in shaping our borough in the future!"