A MAN was knifed at the Reminisce dance festival in Sherdley Park on Saturday night, police have confirmed.

The 35-year-old suffered slash wounds to his face at around 6.15pm and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Merseyside Police said no-one has been arrested in connection with the incident yet and added the victim, who is from Liverpool, has now been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "He was treated for a number of slash wounds to his face, which are described as not life threatening.

"A number of witnesses were spoken to at the scene and CCTV continues to be examined."

In a statement, DJ Lee Butler, who organises Reminisce, said: "A man was slashed while enjoying the music in main arena.

"It is unknown at this time whether this was a targeted attack.

"St John paramedics were dispatched immediately and treated the man until the ambulance arrived. The man was taken to hospital for treatment.

"The event team, local council and police worked together to create a safe, fun environment.

"Metal detectors, and portable body scanners are used at the festival to help avoid these type of attacks but it is impossible to stop the acts of such mindless individuals.

"Everyone at Reminisce is concerned at this incident and are just pleased that the injuries were not life threatening.

"It is disappointing after all the good work and effort that an isolated incident should tarnish what is an excellent well-managed event.

"A capacity 8,000 crowd enjoyed the festival from midday to 11pm in this it's third year."

A St Helens Council spokesperson said: "The council is working with police and will hold a formal de-brief with the event organisers and Merseyside Police over the forthcoming weeks, in line with normal council event planning procedures."

At the first festival, held in 2014, a 32-year-old man required stitches after being slashed in the neck and face from behind. Last year's event was praised for its good atmosphere and lack of any major criminal or anti-social incidents.

Anyone with any information about Saturday's incident is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thousands attended the live music event which ran from noon until 11pm.

The event, for over-18s, saw four arenas set up in the park where '90s club acts and DJs, including Lee Butler, Jeremy Healy, Sonique, Reel 2 Real and The Vengaboys, performed.