The Rock It! project takes over Victoria Square on Saturday, September 26 to showcase eight young bands to the public.
The performers, aged between 12 and 18, are members of: Fenrir, Push To Flip, This Side Down, No Hard Feelings, D-Fest, Hey Kid! and Altered Senses.
All band members became involved through Bolton Council’s Rock It! project which brings together young people, aged 12 to 21, from a variety of backgrounds and musical abilities.
Participants learn about playing and composing music and gain experience in group working and performing, as well as making new friends.
With an intense process of learning for all involved, budding musicians go from being a beginner to becoming experienced solo writers and performers.
The project, which began in 2006 as a pilot, now has its own informal volunteering project with more experienced young performers helping new members to develop through music leading and peer mentoring.
The performances begin at noon and run until 3pm.