Tor Festival, a celebration of avant-garde music, is taking place this weekend in the picturesque West Yorkshire town of Todmorden. Weekend passes are already sold out – but tickets are still available for Saturday, when the town’s Unitarian Church will host a full day of gigs. Highlights include: local drone/ambient artist Bridget Hayden; Newcastle-based space punks Lobster Priest; and United Bible Studies, who are described as sounding like Shirley Bassey fronting Black Sabbath. Libations come courtesy of a cocktail caravan, and a bottle bar featuring Thornbridge beers. Food will be provided by a local Thai outlet, The Three Wise Monkeys. This is the first festival organised by Tor Press, a record label and zine publisher. Todmorden is around 40-45 minutes from Manchester by car or train.

Sat 26 July, Todmorden Unitarian Church, 5 Bankside, Todmorden, OL14 6LF, Doors 1pm, Sat tickets £12,

Sat 26 Jul
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 24 Jul 2014