HAYES town centre will be alive with music art and culture with the Hayes Town Festival.

In the finest tradition of EMI, and its link with Hayes, local radio station 91.8 Hayes FM will be putting the fun back into the area with the nine-day festival from September 18 to 26.

The festival will bring together some of the finest local talent from the world of Rock, Pop, Classical, Acoustic, World and Asian music, that also aims to highlight some of the many activities currently being undertaken in the area.

The weeklong event will also offer a fun and exciting line up of activities including workout exercises, dancing, street performers with a varied range of stalls from Hillingdon NHS, Age UK as well Fair Trade from 12 midday to 2pm. The nine-day festival is being supported by Hillingdon Community trust with support from Hillingdon Training.

The programme launches on September 18 with the finest local dance groups, Bollywood Dancers, even a Micheal Jackson dancer, with street performers. Local MP, John McDonnell, himself a Beatles fan, said, " From the early days of EMI through to the 1960s when the Beatles records were produced here, Hayes has played a had a place in the history of Rock and Pop and Modern culture."

Sutish Sharma, Manager of Hayes FM, said: "This is a great opportunity for people to watch and hear some of our brightest local talent, as well as people from all over the place to come to Hayes town and connect with the place that for many years was a centre of all that was great about British music, arts and culture.

"What makes this programme unique for the area, is that for the very first time, music art and culture is being used to reinvigorate the town, and support local business."

People can tune in on a regular basis for updates by tuning in on 91.8 FM wave band or log on www.hayesfm.org