A Cumbrian holiday park was pleased to announce that two of its popular festivals are returning after having been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth will be holding its Country and Western Festival on November 5, 6 and 7, and this will be followed by the Retro Music Festival the weekend after.

Both festivals will offer a night of live music and performances.

“We go all out with both of them,” said Stanwix Park General Manager Claire Austin.

“The Country and Western weekend has been established for a number of years now and that has a massive following.

“The people who come to the festival go to various rallies throughout the year at different places and it’s a big part of their social life.

“They’ll come here rain, hail, or sunshine.

“The Retro Music Festival is selling out faster than ever since we announced that one was back in place for November as well.”

Claire added that this year will be extra special after a long and arduous lockdown.

A recent live music trial in Liverpool brought long forgotten scenes of spectators enjoying a non-socially distanced gig with their friends - something that has excited people in the live performance industry a great deal.

Claire added: “The fact that it’s moving in a positive direction and looking more likely that we’re going to get to the steps that have been laid out, then we can only be pleased with that.

“People are dying to do the things they would normally do and for everything to get back to normal.

“Whether you’re a venue like ourselves, the actual performer, or just someone who enjoys being part of these things - its just all gone to pot at the minute.

“Getting to June 21 is what it’s all about.”