A POPULAR family event is to return to Flintshire next month.

The Good Life Experience returns to Hawarden Estate for its fifth year between September 14 and 16 for what organisers have promised will be the biggest party yet.

The event intends to be a celebration of artists and artisans, debates and discovery, action and adventure, rock and roll revelry and relaxation, family fun and feasts and carnival and culture.

The festival was founded with by Cerys Mathews MBE, founding member of multi-million selling band Catatonia, award winning DJ at BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music.

She said: "It was an ongoing discussion about the search for the Good Life that led the four of us to create a festival with a difference.

"Our focus is on music, art, food, culture and nature. It's a festival for every generation with an emphasis on discovery, exploration and adventure – a combination of The Great British Bake Off, meets Bear Grylls meets The Tube.

"It’s about passion, making memories and getting back to nature. To learn something new is what life’s all about. Once you stagnate you’re not living life to the full.

"The festival invites people to reconnect with life and reconnect with nature.”

The event will invite a host of entertainers, artists, creations, makers and thinkers to the Hawarden Estate to share their knowledge, skills or performance.

The 2018 line-up includes DJs Trevor Nelson and Norman Jay MBE, adventurer Ben Fogle, poet Hannah Jane Walker, grower Alice Holden, motivational designer and author Gavin Strange, Purple Ronnie creator Giles Andreae, social activist Joshua Coombes and more, with further names to be announced. Chester Pride will mark their first year at The Good Life Experience by throwing a colourful Pride parade through the festival site.

Co-founder Charlie Gladstone said: “At its core the festival can best be defined as The Search for The Good Life; a life that’s fulfilled and considered but is also fun and values the things that matter - family, friends, a real connection with The Great Outdoors, books, proper food and drink, discovery, music that comes from the soul, great books, craft.

"All the things that don’t cost a great deal but that make life richer, more rewarding and better fun.”

To find out more or to but tickets visit: www.thegoodlifeexperience.co.uk/buy-tickets/