A POPULAR concert is set to return next year bringing live music to Maryport, it was announced yesterday.

Maryport Live is set to return to the town on the last weekend of July 2021.

The weekend of live music replaced the Maryport Blues Festival in 2019 and brings performances from bands and performers in the town’s bars and pubs.

Although venues are now open for business following an easing of lockdown restrictions, gatherings and live events are still not advised.

Maryport Live would have taken place this past weekend before being postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak in May. It will now take place from July 24 to 26 2021.

A spokesperson said: “We hope everyone is keeping safe and supporting local shops and the local bars, as without them our festival wouldn’t be able to run.”

For updates on next year’s Maryport Live, visit their Facebook page.