A brand new music festival is all set to get Consett rocking this August.

The Red Dust Music Fest – taking place on August 18th at Consett Rugby Club – will feature sounds ranging from alternative rock to blues to singer-songwriter acoustic numbers.

The festival will also boast a bar, kids’ entertainment, craft stalls and street eats from around the world.

Organiser Tris Raine said, “Summer has hit Consett and we can’t wait to welcome you to the hottest new festival in town – Red Dust.”

“Grab your mates, get the family together and come along to an awesome day of live music, delicious world food, market stalls and entertainment.”

“Soak up the smooth beats and street eats, browse the local fare and enjoy all the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this truly local event!”

“Bring a blanket, rug or camp chairs, bring your family and friends – even dogs can join in. Get your dance moves on, sing along or simply sit back and soak it all in with a drink from the fully stocked bar.”

“Whatever you do, don’t miss out on a fantastic local music festival!”

Consett's Red Dust Music Fest
The line-up for Consett’s Red Dust Music Fest

The live music at the Red Dust Music Fest will include:

  • Four Colour Ghosts: the headlining act, this north-east alt-rock band will please all those partial to a bit of Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, The Stereophonics and Nickelback.
  • The Bullfrog Blues Band: this rhythm-and-blues combo will be playing tunes by the likes of Muddy Waters, BB King, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. This band’s goal is to get everyone up and dancing and give their audiences the best night of live music possible.
  • The Kets: fusing sounds from different genres into catchy songs, The Kets playfully mix rock ‘n’ roll, indie, punk and jazz.
  • Tinny Bennett: an acoustic singer-songwriter from the north east, Tinny’s influences include The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel and The Manic Street Preachers. You can find out more about Tinny at http://tinnybennett.co.uk.
  • Thieves of Liberty: a promising young rock act who will be pumping out hits by the likes of Guns ‘n’ Roses, Queen, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi and David Bowie.
  • Trilogy: these triplet brothers from Gateshead started busking in 2017 and have proved a hit on Facebook and YouTube. Expect to hear original songs mixed with covers of acts like Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Mumford and Sons.
  • The White Negroes: rock ‘n’ rollers from Hartlepool, guaranteed to wow the crowd with their hands-in-the-air rock anthems.
  • Anthony Vacher: singer-songwriter known for his charismatic stage presence and impassioned vocals.

Tickets for the Red Dust Music Fest are priced at £5.00 for adults and £3.50 for youngsters aged 12 to 17. Under 12s get in free.

You can purchase tickets by emailing Reddustmusicfest@gmail.com.

(Featured image courtesy of Breezy Baldwin, from Flickr Creative Commons.)

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