A PARK will be transformed into an outdoor cinema as part of this year’s 'bigger and better' Saltaire Festival, according to its organisers.

The annual event will run between September 9 and 18 in the village, following a scaled-back version last year due to the pandemic.

One of the highlights of the 2022 Festival is set to be an outdoor showing of Mamma Mia – The Movie.

This will take place on Saturday, September 10, in Roberts Park. Doors will open for the screening at 6.30pm with the movie shown after sunset.

The film is being shown to mark 50 years since Swedish band ABBA first released their music.

Tickets for the screening are priced between £12 for a child early bird and £70 for a VIP ticket for two people, which includes two deckchairs in prime position in front of the screen, a bottle of Prosecco and the promise of unlimited popcorn.

Go to sneakyexperience.digitickets.co.uk for more information on tickets.

A host of bands and DJs have been announced to perform in Roberts Park during the weekend of September 17 and 18. These include Mantis State and The Gurgles.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: This year's Saltaire Festival is set to be as big as the 2019 version, the last time it was held on a large scale due to the restrictions of the pandemicThis year's Saltaire Festival is set to be as big as the 2019 version, the last time it was held on a large scale due to the restrictions of the pandemic

Meanwhile, organisers are looking for volunteers to help run this year’s festival. They are looking for fundraising, operational and strategic planning and volunteers during the days of the festival itself. Email volunteers@saltairefestival.co.uk to put your name forward.

Residents in Saltaire have also been urged to open their gardens and run pop-up shops and cafes on the first weekend of the festival, on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11.

To put your garden in Saltaire forward, email event@saltaireferstival.co.uk

The festival is back following the effects of the pandemic, which saw the 2020 version move online and last year’s events scaled back but still included the continental market on Exhibition Road.

This year’s festival will include the traditional mini-music festival weekend in Roberts Park.

Ian Andrews-Swailes, Saltaire Festival chairman, said: “It’s a really good thing and everybody enjoys it.

“This year will be more like it was in 2019.

“I think people need to get out there, enjoy it and let their hair down.

“We really want to showcase Saltaire for what it is. The festival is a showcase for Saltaire and what’s good about Saltaire.

“We have tried changing it up this year. We are changing all of the music that we usually have. We are going to use more local bands, more variety and different genres.”

Go to saltaireferstival.co.uk for more information.