SELBY Town Council's annual free Family FunDay will play host to its traditional concert on James Street Sports Field, next to Morrisons supermarket in Selby, on June 17 from 12.30pm to 8pm.

Among those appearing on the festival-sized stage on Fathers Day will be Henry Priestman, "the other one" in The Christians, who wrote the soulful Liverpool group's hits, such as Forgotten Town and Hooverville, and will lead his band Men Of A Certain Age at Selby.

"Henry plays around 250 gigs a year in various forms and regularly releases excellent albums, the latest being The Last Mad Surge Of Youth," says event organiser Andy Atkinson. "Much lauded by the likes of the BBC's legendary Bob Harris and rock hero turned DJ Tom Robinson, Henry and his band are engaging, effusive and simply pure class."

Taking part too will be The Ale Marys, from Otley, whose heart-warming jangly folk and country tunes have been aired at festivals aplenty over the past 18 months. Led by folk-scene troubadour Gerry McNeice, their combination of guitars and accordion makes for a cracking sound, as heard on the six-track CD There's Something About Marys.

York three-piece Sledge Against The Machine will turn their hand to any rock cover songs that take their fancy. "Led by Bogus Brothers' Martin Ledger on guitar and vocals – who also plays with the Heather Findlay Band, The Guest List and Bluephunk, among others – and with a belter of a rhythm section in bassist Dave Clements and drummer Dave Hardy, they promise one fabulous set of 'choons'," says Andy.

Cheaky Blinders, a new tribute band that revel in taking on the Peaky Blinders persona from the cult television show, will be making their Selby debut. "Although based in Birmingham, they will feature a face or two very well known to local music followers," says Andy. "Expect a stunning stage show and a set of corking rock songs, many featured in the TV series itself, delivered with style, panache and a slight air of menace."

Punky York combo 5K will deliver Avril Lavigne, Green Day and Jimmy Eat World covers, among others. "Energetic and upfront, they're a band who play lots and lots of gigs and know how to deliver a real party atmosphere and transfer their sense of fun and fire to their audience," says Andy.

Remember Hillards will focus on covering Eighties' hitmakers such as Duran Duran, Wham! Abba and Kenny Loggins. "They played the beer festival for us a couple of years ago and got an amazing reaction to their brilliant musicianship and ability to engage any audience," says Andy. "I reckon they're one of the best live bands I've ever seen and they're not to be missed."

Food and refreshments will be available on the field, where there will be entry/exit points and bags may be checked.

Charles Hutchinson