FRESH from their last-minute addition to The Charlatans’ North by Northwich line up, things just keep getting better for Delights.

A mere three weeks since the four-piece - made up of Sir John Deane's College students from Northwich and Knutsford - impressed the event’s production team and were quickly put on the Friday night bill at the Gladstone Club, they’re set to play the Tim Peaks Diner area at September’s Wheels and Fins festival in Kent.

“We’d had a great gig at the Gladstone Club and got some really positive feedback after that gig, it was amazing,” said guitarist Ben Squires. “It was incredible.”

A few days after their gig, the band received a direct message from Tim Burgess over Twitter asking them to get in touch with his right-hand man Nick Fraser.

“He’d not been able to get to the gig but Liam, one guys who put on the gig, sent his team some footage of and we got a message to say someone would be in touch really soon,” adds Ben.

A few days passed, they’d heard nothing back, so the band just thought perhaps their moment had passed. Not so.

“It was so bizarre,” says bassist Ben Kirkland. “We’d literally just been jamming One to Another in a music room at college and we came out of the session and we’ve suddenly got this DM from Tim Burgess asking us to get in touch. And that’s when we found out they wanted to add us to the Tim Peaks Diner at Wheels and Fins.”

The college students, who are set to get their A Level results at the end of the summer, are not the only local band to be added to the Sunday line up of Tim Burgess’s renowned festival space.

Winsford three-piece, Deja Vega will be playing on the same line up. The indie band, who formed in 2015 out of the ashes of Dead Beat Echoes, are enjoying an impressive upward trajectory this year.

Their sold-out North by Northwich gig at The Salty Dog was one of the most talked about sets of the week and having now played the Tim Peaks Diner area at Liverpool Sound City, they’re also lined up to play Blackthorn Music Festival, along with Delights and musical heroes We Are Scientists, plus Cotton Clouds in Manchester as well as one of the summer biggest and best festivals, Kendal Calling.

Singer Jack Fearon said: “It’s amazing really. It’s been a mad year. Last year we were signed to a label and it didn’t quite work out so we decided to go DIY and since then it’s just taken off.

“It’s incredible that bands like The Charlatans giving bands like us a chance, it restores your faith that the music scene is alive and well.”