Northumberland Live 2017 Headline Act - The Undertones!
The running order for this weekend’s Northumberland Live is now out! Take a look below!
Have a look at the Promo Video on Northumberland Live’s Facebook Page by clicking here, the News Post Leader’s article here and the Chronicle’s article here
A Message from the Events Team
With only a few days to go before Northumberland’s largest, free family festival, we’d like to clarify a few points to help everyone enjoy the experience.
First of all, we want everybody to have a safe and enjoyable day. It’s a family orientated festival and we really don’t want any drink related incidents by a small minority to spoil the fun for the vast majority. Last year, thanks to the quick action of our event crew and Northumbria Police, drink related incidents were nipped in the bud – all caused by people bringing too much drink onto the site. This year, we will have a beer tent onsite. Despite speculation, the beer will not be £4 or £5 per pint it will be £3.50 and there will be a range for you to choose from. This has been arranged as in the past three years, we have received many complaints from people saying that there hasn’t been a bar!
As for the law pertaining to drinking, technically, no one should be drinking at the event, however the authorities have joined in the spirit of the event and allowed the relaxation of the law for the day. We don’t mind alcohol being brought in in moderation but our stewards and security staff have instructions not to let in anyone who is drunk or who is or appears to be carrying in multiple bottles or cans. Moderation and common sense are the orders of the day.
As always, there will be a wide selection of food sellers at the event and you are welcome to bring your own picnic. Please remember, this is a FREE family event, there are very few free festivals and 99% of all festivals do not allow you to take your own food and drink.
Toilets will be provided and like most large events, there may be a queue to use the facilities. We’d like to thank those who made comment last year about how clean they were kept all day. We hope to do the same this year too. This festival is something that Blyth should be proud of. Please promote it for the super event it is. Bring all your family, friends and tell the world on social media about Northumberland Live – Blyth. Be proud of your town and your events, there has been a lot of hard work and planning to make the event possible.
If anyone would like to volunteer to come back on Sunday morning and help to do the final clean-up we will be there from around 7am. Please add your name to this thread letting us know if you are willing to help.
Here’s to a great day at Blyth and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
The Events Team
Find out more about the acts!
Our headline act this year, The Undertones are a Punk-Rock/New Wave band from Derry, Northern Ireland famous for such hits as ‘Teenage Kicks’, ‘My Perfect Cousin’ and ‘Jimmy Jimmy’. Take a look at the official music video for ‘Teenage Kicks’ here!
Flying all the way over from Germany are Cryssis, who are a music group founded in 2009. The band plays melodic punk-rock, with dominant guitar sound and English lyrics. Check out their song ‘Could It Be’ here!
Founded in the Durham, Twister is a refined, accomplished pop/rock quartet. So far during their time Twister have played with household names including Status Quo, Simple Minds, Texas, Scouting for Girls, Jools Holland and The Joy Formidable, check out their song ‘Watch Over You’ here!
From Cheshire and fast rising through the ranks of the UK music scene, Pacific are one of the most hotly tipped acts of the moment. This fresh and alternative indie band has already been picking up big props from the likes of Mark Radcliffe on BBC 6 Music and have had big success with their earliest releases. Have a listen to their song ‘Time to Forget’ here!
NORTHUMBERLAND LIVE 2016
What a day that was! A huge thank you to everyone for coming down to the beach, having a great time and making it such a success.
Check out some of the feedback in the Chronicle and on Facebook and see if you can spot yourself in the crowd.
Take a look at a fantastic video of Northumberland Live 2016 here to relive the day!
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