A YOUNG musician with autism and dyslexia is hoping to wow crowds when he takes to the stage at the Now Northwich festival tomorrow, Saturday.

André Adams, from Winsford, will be picking up his saxophone and performing a number of well-known hits for excited festivalgoers.

As well as entertaining the crowds, he is hoping to raise awareness of neurodiversity, which promotes viewing autism as a variation of human wiring, rather than a disease.

Neurodiversity supporters reject the idea that autism should be cured and believe that it should be celebrated as a form of self-expression.

And this is something that André hopes to champion as he gives his performance.

“André is both anxious but excited about playing at the festival but is looking forward to the day as a whole and to see the giant puppets,” said his mother Tracy.

“He hopes that his performance will help to raise awareness of neurodiversity, which is something that he is really passionate about.”

André is no stranger to performing in public, after impressing audiences with his saxophone sets at Lion Salt Works Music Festival, Grappenhall Walled Gardens jazz night and Petty Pool Music Fest.

He can pick up tunes by simply listening to them rather than reading music and has mastered songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty.

His Now Northwich set will include the latter, as well as Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, and he will definitely add to what promises to be a fantastic event.

The free to attend festival will start at 1pm till late, and will showcase acts including dancers, acrobats, rhythmic drummers and gigantic puppets.