Hakuna matata from Hurst Cross!

Ashton United are getting ready to screen a firm family favourite under the stars at Hurst Cross before hosting the EVO-STIK League club's second ever community festival.

After being joined by everyone from local members of their emergency services to African drummers and the Droylsden Mashers for last May's inaugural Big Lottery-funded HurstFest, the Robins are kicking off this season's free festival by screening The Lion King.

Officials at the EVO-STIK League Premier Division's Robins are urging their fans to grab a blanket and enjoy an amazing outdoor cinematic experience at their home on Friday 11 May before staging HurstFest 2018 the following day.

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £8 for U16s with gates at the ground opening from 6.30pm before the Disney classic start at 8.30pm, giving film-going fans plenty of time to enjoy hot food, a bar, popcorn, music and much more beforehand. Tickets for The Lion King are available from www.thelittleboxoffice.com/cinemaunderthestars/event/view/81433.

The Robins - who've teamed up with Ashton United in the Community, Tameside Borough Council, St John's Church, Tameside Oldham & Glossop MIND and others to organise HurstFest 2018 - are laying on a host of attractions to build on last year's success and attract another bumper turnout to the free festival featuring local faith groups and businesses, a children's football tournament, live entertainment and a range of stalls and food outlets.

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