BBC Radio Merseyside's Mathew St line up announced

Esco Williams
Image caption Soul singer Esco Williams was a hit at May's Liverpool Sound City Festival

BBC Introducing Merseyside has announced the 10 acts for the BBC Radio Merseyside Made In Liverpool stage at the Mathew Street Festival.

The Williamson Square show on 26 August will feature soul singer Esco Williams and skiffle group The Hummingbirds.

Introducing presenter Dave Monks said it would be "a great opportunity for local bands to play in front of a large home crowd".

The performances will begin at 12:00 BST and run until 18:00 BST.

The presenter said the bill was one of "up-and-coming and local artists playing original material [and] a chance to see great emerging Merseyside artists and show them support".

"One of this year's highlights includes Liverpool soul singer Esco Williams, who has just won the MOBO UnSung Artistes of the Year award," he said.

"Esco is gearing up to release his debut album, The New Challenger, and is definitely one to watch for the year ahead."

There will also be performances from The Sums, The Dirty Rivers, The Verdict and All We Are.

The 2012 Mathew Street Festival marks the 50th anniversary of Ringo Starr joining John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison to form the Beatles.

Over the two day festival, five stages across the city centre will offer a mix of new and local music, cover bands and established names.

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