Artists including Goldie, Bentley Rhythm Ace and Alpinestars to join the 'boarders and BMXers...

MANCHESTER is to witness a late finale to the festival season next weekend in the form of the FF3 SNOWBOARDING FESTIVAL.

The event takes place at Castlefield Arena from September 29-October 1, and features a line-up of bands and DJs alongside nationally and internationally recognised ‘boarders.

Acts confirmed so far include locals Elbow, Alpinestars, Only Child and Fat City Allstars, along with Atomic Kitten, Goldie, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Graeme Park, Immaculate and Smith & Mighty. Other attractions promised include bungee jumps, skateboarding and BMX.

This is the second time such an event has been held. However, this year there is to be a greater emphasis on the music line-up. In August, Castlefield Arena provided a home to the two-day D.Percussion/Water’s Edge festival.

Tickets start at #5 and are available by calling 0115 912 9189, or through [url=] www.aloud.com.