Jarrow music festival keeps on growing

A south Tyneside pub’s latest annual music festival promises to be bigger and better than before.

For the sixth year running, Monkton Music Festival will be held in a marquee outside the Lord Nelson in Jarrow.

The event will take place on Saturday, with the fun running from 1.30pm.

Danny Campbell, a signer with The Sicknotes, who will be performing, said: “This is the sixth festival we’ve held, and even though the first year was fantastic, the events have got better with each year.

“We’ve had some brilliant bands perform over the years, and we’re really excited about this year’s line-up, as we have some of the best acts in the area performing.”

As well as The Sicknotes, also taking to the stage will be The Mutts, The Alibis, Dorothy’s Dog, Borderland, Tiny Afro and The Albino Crocodiles.

Children will be entertained by Mrs Merlin, who will be face painting and creating balloon animals, plus Captain Jack Sparrow will be making an appearance. There will also be a barbecue.

Mr Campbell added: “The event is organised by the members of the Monkton Leek Club, and I would like, on their behalf, to thank Leslie and all of her staff from the Lord Nelson, and South Tyneside Council, for all its help and support every year.

“Thanks also to all the bands past and present and anyone who has been to the festival for making it such a fantastic occasion.

“Let’s make this one even better, and long may it continue to grow.”

Entry is £1 per adult, and children under the age 16 can enter for free.

Money will be collected by the leek club, and it will also have its annual show at the venue the following Saturday, September 6.

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