A ROCK and metal extravaganza is just a few days away.

SOS Festival will return to the Longfield Suite in Prestwich for its 12th year on July 12, 13 and 14.

Headlining this year's festival are hard rock icons The Quireboys, fast growing Northern new comers A Joker's Rage and Aussie rockers Massive.

They will be joined by some of the best up and coming bands from across the UK scene, including Florence Black, The King Lot, Tequila Mockingbyrd and Witch Tripper.

Event organiser Lynne Hampson said: "We are good to go and we can't wait to get SOS Festival XII underway.

"I'm really pleased with the line-up this year, there's a real mix, and we have got the legendary Quireboys headlining on the Friday.

"This year we have got people coming from all over Europe and even from America, so the word is travelling.

"We are really close to selling out so get your tickets as soon as you can."

Also returning to the three-day party is the ever popular metal market selling wares from merch and jewellery, to plaques and art works, to meeting all your rock needs.

There will also be real ale bars, activities for children and a silent auction with signed merch from the rock and metal scene.

Tickets priced £20 for the weekend or £10 per day are available from www.sosfestival.net and parking is free.