Friday 29th April 2022

We are Champion (21:00 – 22:30)

We Are Champion – A Tribute To Queen

Four highly experienced musicians coming together over their mutual love for the music of Queen.

No wigs, no stick on tache, no backing tracks… just the sound, energy and spectacle of Queen in their prime played with passion, accuracy and sung all in the original key

Hip Hop Hooray (19:30 – 20:30)

A truly unique function band, specializing in Hip Hop covers. Including Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Jay-Z, Eminem, RUN DMC, Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G. and more.

Johnson & the Jets (18:00 – 19:00)

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Live music from 3pm (Friday 29th April)

Saturday 30th April 2022

V12 (21:00 – 22:30)

Back by popular demand.. we are delighted to welcome back the brilliant V12 who have quickly become one of our festival audience favourites.

V12 is a premier covers band from the North East. Frontman Carl Pemberton achieved international success alongside his brother in Journey South after reaching the finals of hit TV show The X Factor in 2005. Since then, Carl has performed throughout the world, including for HRH The Prince of Wales on his 60th Birthday. Journey South’s acclaimed debut album hit Number 1 in the Official Albums Chart, resulting in two hugely successful tours.

In 2015, Carl formed V12 Band, aiming to provide live music of the highest standard to prospective clients. Although V12 is a covers band, the songs that they play have their own style stamped all over them

Giroscope (19:30 – 20:30)

Music from ELO, Sparks, Genesis, Toto, ELP, Sting , Eagles..

 Spilt Milk Band (18:00 – 19:00)

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The Graduates (16:00 – 17:00)

The Graduates are a talented 5 piece band with a fab female lead singer. Playing funky tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies and some great classic Rock & Pop tunes by Bonnie Raitt, Imelda May and many more great tunes to keep you on your feet!


The Pre-amps (14:30 – 15:30)

Recreating the magic of the 50s and 60s including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, The Small Faces, Buddy Holly, Manfred Mann, Herman’s Hermits, combining surf-style harmonies, mod, rock ‘n’ roll to create a retro vibe.

 Fletcher, Taylor & Crown

(13:00 – 15:00) – Indoor Stage

Following a brilliant debut at our 2016 festival and a return fixture in 2017 & 2018, Terry Fletcher and Sean Taylor are coming back to to play a relaxed set in our Bar/Hall area on Saturday 4th May 1pm-3pm.

Terry Fletcher and Sean Taylor, formerly known as Los Twangeros (no-one knows why) have been joined by percussionist Paul Crown and are now known by the rather unoriginal and unimaginative name of “Fletcher, Taylor, Crown”.
Although the line-up of acoustic guitar and bass now has added percussion, the songs are still excellent covers of classics by James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tom Waites, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Jackson, and many more, including one or two original songs.
An excellent afternoon’s entertainment is guaranteed.

Sunday 1st May 2022

The Kopykat Killers (20:30 – 22:00)

The Kopycat Killers singer Stuart sounds so much like the real thing that huge producers (over 2 billion Youtube and Spotify streams) have sought him out especially to sing Killers remixes – and then their millions of fans around the world haven’t been able to tell the difference. 

The Kopycat Killers first formed when he was told for the 200th time at one of his own gigs (in his originals rock band Lux Lisbon) that he ‘sounds just like that bloke out of The Killers’ and, being a huge fan, thought, “well why not!” – and set about assembling his band from his contacts in both the London and Newcastle rock scene, all of the highest calibre and to a man incredible and hugely experienced rock musicians with University Degrees in their respective instruments. 

The Kopycat Killers’ attention to detail is intense, with their sets featuring authentic tones and sequenced studio sounds to emulate ‘The Killers’ own, the stage wear, the instruments, extra musicians, set choice and decoration* (including the Killers own famous ‘K’ keyboard stand), it’s all present and correct.

Above all though, the musicianship, energy and the atmosphere created is top tier – and as huge fans, they take recreating The Killers wonderful songs and amazing shows very seriously indeed.

Blistered Molly (19:00 – 20:00)

Blistered Molly is a female fronted rock band from the North East.
The lead singer has been performing solo throughout the region for over 10 years and has joined forces with some of the North East’s finest musicians to create the full band experience.

With a talented rhythm section and powerful lead guitarist, they add their own twist to classic rock songs. They primarily cover classic 70’s and 80’s rock songs by various artists including Guns ‘n’ Roses, AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and The Kinks as well as performing their own original material.

Discography (17:30 – 18:30)

Discography is one of the hottest and most musically capable live 11 piece bands based in the North East. For all you party people who dreamed of getting down to the funkiest sounds in New York’s Studio 54 then this is for you. Drawing on original and new arrangements of classic tunes you can expect to dance to the groundbreaking music that pioneered the DISCO era, performed by this amazing live band, featuring tracks from Chic, Donna Summer, The Jones Girls, Sister Sledge, George Duke, Dan Hartman, Patrice Rushen, Grace Jones and many more.

TBC (16:00 – 17:00)

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TBC (14:35 – 15:35)

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TBC (13:05 – 14:05)

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George Welch & Christine Jeans

(12.00 to 15.00) – Indoor Stage

Start your Sunday session off with a smile!

We are delighted to announce that the wonderful George Welch and Christine Jeans will once again be joining us on Sunday 6th May.

We’ve had the pleasure of hosting both George and Christine for the last 5 or 6 years… They are the perfect accompaniment for the Sunday lunchtime session.

George has, for many years, graced the live music scene delighting audiences with his quirky sense of humour, memorable vocals, guitar, cittern and ukulele. Christine is involved with the local folk music scene playing banjo, bass and ukulele. George and Christine have played together for several years at folk venues from Scotland to Northumberland to Yorkshire and enjoy every minute.

Please note: All artists are subject to change without notice. Times may be adjusted without notice

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