SOME of the North West's most promising bands have been added to the Touch Down Festival line-up, completing the bill for the July event.

Manchester pop punk quartet Milestones lead the list of new inclusions, and will play support to previously announced headliners Mallory Knox.

The all-day festival is back in Workington on Saturday July 14, with 19 bands and solo artists set to appear at Jane Street venues Bart's and Lounge 41.

Milestones have just released their full-length debut, Red Lights, on Fearless Records, in addition to a high-profile appearance at Slam Dunk Festival.

Along the way, they've supported the likes of Mayday Parade, Hawthorne Heights and Simple Plan on tour, all the while nailing down their signature pop punk palette with stadium-size hooks and songcraft.

Having made a big splash with 2016’s Equal Measures EP, they holed themselves up in the studio with Bring Me The Horizon producer Phil Gornell, resulting in Red Light - hailed as their biggest, best, and brightest chapter yet.

Among the final wave of additions, South Cumbrian pop punk act Fight For Friday are ones to watch. The young four-piece launched their latest EP, Someone You Could Trust, in April and are following it up with a UK tour.

They have built up a solid fan base around the country over the past three years, leading them to announce shows with acts such as Catch Fire and Coast to Coast.

Lancaster band Fighting Bears have made a number of forays into Cumbria of late, proving themselves to be an accomplished touring act. They will also be heading to Touch Down, showcasing their post-hardcore sounds.

Local stoner metal outfit Drudge are the final band to complete the bill. The show comes in a big summer for the band, who are launching a new EP and will also appear at Bloodstock Festival in August, having won Cumbria's Metal 2 the Masses competition.

There are two new inclusions on the acoustic programme too, with Neil Harper of Touch Down regulars Colt 45 playing a solo set, and local performer Daniella Clarke performing stripped-back covers.

Headliners Mallory Knox will undoubtedly be the biggest name to appear at the festival to date, having firmly established themselves among British alt-rock's elite in recent years.

The best-known Cumbrian act on the line-up are seven-piece rock 'n' roll band Hardwicke Circus, making their debut at the event, having previously played at festivals such as Leeds and Reading, and Glastonbury.

The list of bands appearing also includes highly-rated Surrey rockers Homebound, Scottish ska punk quintet The Hostiles, hometown tech metallers Seek Solace In Ruin, new Barrow alt-rock band Wolfpeake, young Whitehaven indie rock band The Northern Threads, Teesside pop punk act Northshore, and fellow North East pair Winter Band.

West Cumbrian vocalist and guitarist Jolan will be headlining the acoustic stage, which also features appearances by Luke Matear, Simone Armstrong, and Ben Rowlands, aka Dalzell.

Touch Down Festival takes place in Workington on July 14, and tickets are available now via as well as P&D Newsagents in Workington, La Venue in Whitehaven and Rainbow Music in Carlisle.