Bands play at the Overload2K14 free festival in grounds of Nostell Priory

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A free arts, culture and music festival for young people takes place this weekend.

The Overload2K14 festival, organised by youngsters from across the area, Wakefield Council and Faceless Arts, will be held in the grounds of Nostell Priory on Saturday.

It will include performances from Castleford’s Jack Walton and his band, Third Knight, Chemical Child and Fear of the Faith, with more acts still to sign up.

Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for culture, sports and libraries, said: “This is a great event which aims to entertain young residents from our district.

“It will bring together many creative talents with a wide range of art activities appealing to many youngsters’ tastes and we hope to see them there.”

The festival has been backed by the council’s Youth Development and Support Service (YDS) who have provided funded through Faceless Arts.

Bev Adams, artistic director at Faceless Arts, said: “I have been so impressed by the determination and hard-work of the planning group who have been meeting since January.

“They have found and contracted acts, are organising the promotional material and site facilities and will produce a brilliant festival for young people this summer.”

Entry is free but some on-site activities may carry a small charge and parking are £3 per car.

The festival will run from 3-10pm.

For more information visit the festival’s official website at