A HUGELY popular festival is returning to the fields after two years.

Bosses behind Askambury have announced the village festival will be making its triumphant return in 2022.

The event, held at Askam United FC, was due to go ahead last July but was cancelled due to uncertainties around coronavirus restrictions.

The festival's last event in 2019 was a sell-out success as the village came alive for a host of musical talent.

The event featured a wide variety of musical styles, with Strike One and the Underdogs heading up the bill.

Askambury, named after popular festival Glastonbury, was the first of its kind when it launched in 2018 and proved to be a success, with over 450 people attending throughout the day.

Jake Woods, an organiser of the event, praised the community for rallying around the festival in its debut year.

At the time, he said: "Askam is a very tight-knit village, and the way everyone chipped in and got involved really gives Askam a decent name.

"For the next couple of years we would love to do it again and make it bigger and better.

"People in the community rallied round to help us during the day - it was brilliant to see.

"The festival was not just to raise money for the club, it also for the good of the community and brought a lot of people together."

And now festival-organisers have announced the event is returning on Saturday July 2.

Bosses have revealed that ticket information will be released in the New Year.