EUROVISION royalty will rub shoulders with some of Northwich’s finest musicians for a series of concerts at the spectacular Anderton Boat Lift.

For a third year the venue will host the Summer Lift Off concerts, on Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, with a variety of performers set to take to the stage.

Headlining the occasion will be Brotherhood of Man and Bucks Fizz on the Saturday evening, while Friday’s main act will be soul singer Martin Cost with the Marrs to Motown tribute band.

Graham Wood, duty manager at Anderton Boat Lift, said: “This is another fantastic line-up for the Lift Off concerts and there has already been a huge amount of interest in these varied and interesting bands.

“These are wonderful ‘kick back and enjoy it’ concerts with all the right elements – great bands, good food and drink and an extraordinary setting.

“These will be fantastic events to come along to with friends and we look forward to welcoming everyone.”

Manchester-based Martin Cost and Marrs to Motown will kick the weekend off in style, with classics from Marvin Gaye through to Bruno Marrs.

Supporting them will be Tijuna Death Squad, a four-piece band from Northwich, performing rock with a Mexican twist.

Band member Steve Lockett said: “We are thrilled to be playing to a local audience at the Anderton Boat Lift. It promises to be a great night.”

Seventies favourites Brotherhood of Man, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1976 with Save Your Kisses For Me, will then perform with the full original line-up a day later.

The band will be joined by Bobby G’s Bucks Fizz, the latest line-up of the group which won the same competition in 1981 with Making Your Mind Up, and Northwich five-piece 1980s tribute band Reminds.

Doors open at 6.30pm for both nights, with tickets costing £10 in advance or £15 on the gate.

For more information call 01606 786777.