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Line-up revealed for music festival
Bishop Auckland Music and Arts Festival will be held on Saturday June 29 and promises stellar live performances from 16 live acts on 2 music stages:
Main Stage: Bishop’s own mod influenced ‘Circuit 68’, London based indie band ‘Playmaker’, ‘Legendary Heroes’ a big sounding soul band with brass section, young upbeat rock and indie band ‘The Pocket Snakes’ and well known rock band ‘Black Nevada’.
Unplugged stage: County Durham acoustic roots band ‘Midway Arcadia’ (pictured left), Jess & Brogan acoustic pop and vocal harmonies, Bosko Green acoustic rock, plus Bishop Auckland College’s own ‘Performing Arts Students’ and ‘Audition Preparation Course Students’.
Playmaker, a four piece band with a classic line up of bass, drums, two guitars and two vocals, released their debut album ‘Lucky Bag’ in March and are also performing at the Love Music Hate Racism Festival in Medway, Kent, and award-winning London music venue The Barfly this summer. It is the sixth year for the festival, which last year attracted 6,000 people to see top name performers including X Factor winner Joe McElderry and former Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics and Roxy Music vocalist Paul Carrack. The year before, The Hoosiers, Beverley Knight and Martin Stephenson and The Daintees performed.
This year the event, sponsored by Bishop Auckland Town Council, is taking place inside Bishop Auckland College (DL14 6JZ), their will be 16 Live Bands performing on 2 Live Music stages. The festival had to be changed to an indoor event due to the torrential rain and flash floods which almost forced the cancellation of last year’s festival and caused extensive damage to the fields.
Bishop Auckland Town Councillor Alan Anderson, who sits on the Music and Arts Festival Committee, added:
“Whilst it is obviously frustrating that we cannot hold an outdoor event this year, we are still putting on a superb line-up of live bands on Saturday. I would urge fans of live music to come along and support the festival to ensure its future.”
Organisers recommend advance purchase of tickets to avoid disappointment due to limited capacity indoors. Tickets are available from Bishop Auckland College main reception or call 01388 443000 and Bishop Auckland Town Hall Box Office call 03000 269524.