A Northumberland coastal town is getting ready for its annual festival, set for June 23 and 24.
The Seahouses Festival is a highlight on the cultural and arts calendar of Northumberland, and offers a great opportunity to hear some excellent music. The theme of this year’s festival is Heroes and some of the festival’s activities will explore heroic episodes in Northumberland’s rich and turbulent history. For example, the Grace Darling story will be looked at, and some unsung heroes will be revealed.
People who attend will be able to contribute to the Heroes theme by nominating their own personal hero or heroine and adding the details to the Wall Of Heroes.
The outstanding musical line-up for the Seahouses Festival includes: Rob Clements, My Darling Clementine, The Fireflies, Watchers, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, The Toy Hearts, Ramon Goose, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, The Coopers, Dan Walsh, Lilliput, Jeff & Jill Sutheran, Malcolm Bennett & friends, The Cornshed Sisters, The Seahouses Middle School Band and Performing Men.
Many of the performers are based in Northumberland. The festival encompasses an eclectic array of international sounds. There is a good representation of Americana in the programme this year and also performers covering a mix of styles, from danceable pop and indie folk, through to 1930s’ swing jazz.
As well as music, the festival will include a skate park with pro demonstrations, a break-dancing performance and workshop, and family art and craft activities. The popular festival market runs across the weekend, with a range of arts, crafts and other interesting items.
The festival is free of charge and the music stages begin at 12 noon and run until around 6pm. The festival is possible due to the support and sponsorship of Tait Farrier Graham, the Co-operative and Hadrian Trust. Find out more.