The Consett festival, launched last year in North Durham, is once again being held in the spring of 2014. The Consett Festival 2014 is being held at Consett Rugby Club on 25 and 26 of April. Outstanding performances from Driven Serious, Peculiar Disco Moves, Gilded Thieves, Gary Grainger and Friends, Chris Justice and Kindred on the Friday evening. This followed by act’s including Hanah Lamb, Joe and Ollie, The Me Me’s, The Whodlums, Katie Stafford, Jen Stevens and the Hiccups, Consett Pheonix Youth, Slow Moving Targets and Acoustic Weller on the Saturday night starting at 11am running up to 10pm.

The aim of the festival is to get local people to come together and raise awareness of small local businesses. Consett Festival is a gathering to help small businesses advertise themselves, and to give families a good valued day out. All money made from the previous year will be carried on to the following year to improve the festival quality. The main

Market Stalls
Market Stalls

aim is to try to create a great day out for all the family to enjoy with live, local music and to celebrate the history and future of Consett.

The festival will take place in the safe environment of the rugby grounds with the entrance and exit constantly monitored. Inside the grounds you will find stalls selling craft items, jewellery, home made goods and local businesses discussing, demonstrating and advertising what they have to offer. There will be bands performing on several stages around the grounds from all over the North East. There will be childrens’ entertainment including face painting, bouncy castles, craft workshops, all of these will be free of charge to children under the ages of 13 years old. There’s always something for the adults too including a bar serving alcohol, vendors selling a variety of hot and cold food or drinks.

So if you are up for a crazy weekend of music and fun get yourself down to Consett Festival 2014 at Consett Rugby Club, tickets are £4 on Friday, £7 on Saturday. Kids’ tickets on Saturday are also £4.

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