THE organisers behind the successful Live In Barnsley festival have confirmed it's set to return next year on June 21.

Just four months since its inaugural festival in the town centre, one of the organisers, John Backhouse, told us this week that an agreement in principle is already set for next year's return.

"We have made an agreement in principle with a large town centre venue to include a new stage in 2014 for classical music, brass bands, orchestras, string quartets, jazz bands and soloists," he said.

"Details of the venue will be released in the new year but for now we're looking for bands and musicians who would be interested in taking part."

Fellow organiser Dave Pearsall added: "We always said that we wanted the festival to cover as many music genres as possible and with the exciting addition of this new stage we're now nearer that goal." 

Steve Clifford, another of the festival's organisers, said: "This is just the first of what we hope will be a number of announcements on the expanding festival, some of which may surprise some people, but ultimately should make for an even bigger and better festival next summer."

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