TICKET sales for the Essex Ska and Reggae Festival - a huge party taking place across one whole weekend this month - are said to be going well, so don't leave it too long before you grab one.

Fourteen bands and live acts share the bill at the event at The Arlington Ballroom in London Road, Leigh, from 2pm on Saturday August 18 until 11pm on Sunday August 19.

These include Ska N Mash, New Town Kings, the Launchers, Ya Freshness and the Big Boss Band, the Majestic, South London All Ska's and Side Track Music Live Dub Mix who will appear on Saturday, while Sunday features Junior T of Funky SX radio's Roots and Culture Sundays show, Slim Pickings, Tallowah, Singer Tempa with Moss LEM, Reminisce Reggae Band, Emiliyah and the MightyZ All Stars and the Titans.

For more information, visit the Essex Ska and Reggae Festival Facebook page.

Weekend tickets are £30, and day tickets are £16.50.

They are available at ticketor.com/riseupevents/event/essex-ska-reggae-festival