A popular music festival that raises money for a charity is returning for its 13th year.

Summer Soulstice takes place in Memorial Playing Fields, Barnet, on Saturday, June 22. The family friendly daytime event raises money for the Cherry Tree Cancer Trust in memory of soul lover Andy Weekes.

Over 30 DJs and main stage live acts spread will be spread across three arenas of music in the green surroundings of OE’s Memorial Playing Fields. As well as the live action and dance tents, there will be licensed bars, cocktails, food outlets, merchandise stalls, a free kids play zone, entertainers, picnic area, limited camping and car parking. And to top it off you can jump a ride on the handy free soul bus shuttle to and from High Barnet tube station on the day.

The Soulstice team are all about raising money with a great big smile as their provide the capital with one of June’s more intimate festival highlights. Family friendly, safe and fun, Soulstice aims to give everyone who attends, a great day out whilst enjoying some of the finest soulful grooves on what hopes to be a sunny afternoon and warm evening.

Guided by a quality ethos Summer Soulstice provides high quality kids activities, food outlets, adequate shelter in case of rain, efficient bar facilities, excellent sound systems, and a secure environment for everyone to enjoy the best in soulful grooves and entertainment.

With all the DJs, photographers, stewards and more all donating their services tor free, this is a grassroots community project giving straight back to the local area’s leading cancer charity, Cherry Tree Lodge.

Headlining this year’s Main Stage is international Grammy Nominated home-grown reggae band Aswad best-loved for their number one worldwide hits Don't Turn Around and Shine. Having first carved out a niche with their gritty West London Warrior Charge Dub sounds, this is a rare London appearance guaranteed to unite festival goers with their adventurous fusion of dancehall, funk, hip-hop and dub.

Joining them is one of the most celebrated and recognisable voices in house music, Alison Limerick, behind the international dance music hit Where Love Lives and Make it On My Own. Her captivating voice and uplifting stage presence will have everyone singing along as will former X-Factor runner-up Andy Abraham.

Having played alongside Ed Sheeran at one of his very first London gigs and most recently supported Eric Benet and Heatwave, singer/songwriter Louise Golbey delivers her gutsy soul acoustic set after wowing with support shows for En Vogue, The Stylistics and Roberta Flack as well as performing at the Glastonbury Festival on the BBC Introducing stage.

Rounding off the Main Stage line up is 80s electro funkers Sa-Ha-Ra whose Love So Fine track has racked up over half a million Youtube plays.

In the Club Tent, SS welcomes back the vivacious Natasha Watts, talk of the UK soul scene via her releases such as last year’s My Next Chapter album and support slots for Gladys Knight, Shalamar, Soul II Soul, Heather Small & Alexander O’ Neal. She also hosts a weekly show on BBC Radio Berkshire.

Tickets are available at summersoulstice.co.uk