Huge array of events for 2014’s festival

This year’s eagerly-awaited Matlock Festival (July 12-20) has brought a huge array of events to the town.

Businessman Steven Murphy, who is helping to run the event in association with the Mercury, said the growing festival helps put Matlock on the map.

“Matlock is definitely on the up. The success of last year’s event proves that, but we wanted to go bigger and better in 2014. We can cater for the tourists who visit the town, but most importantly we want to create a fun-filled event for the residents who live here all year round.”