Raise a glass to beer and bands at festival

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Music-lovers will be raising their pint glasses to toast the return of a one-day beer and bands festival in South Tyneside this weekend.

Rivet Catcher, a joint enterprise between Jarrow Brewery and Bede’s World, proved a big hit with music fans when it launched last year.

Now organisers hope to build on that success with a packed line-up of local artists and ales.

The festival, which will take place at Bede’s World, Church Bank, will feature music from a variety of bands and the chance to sample some of Jarrow Brewery’s most popular tipples.

The bands taking part this year are: Northern Horizon, Meami, Elephant Memoirs, Twist Helix, People Making Noises, Miss Danby and the What, Dark Atom Movement, Zeerox and The Hoolivans.

Bede’s World director Mike Benson said: “We’ve built a growing reputation for live music and so a festival seemed the logical next step.

“Music-lovers from across the region really got behind Rivet Catcher last year and we are expecting even bigger numbers this year for what promises to be a really great day.”

Rivet Catcher is part of the Treasures of South Tyneside 2015 programme.

It is a series of events and exhibitions focusing on the borough’s cultural heritage organised by Bede’s World, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and South Tyneside Council.

Entry to Rivet Catcher, which takes place between 1pm and 10pm on Sunday, is £3.

Further information is available by calling Bede’s World on 489 2106 or visiting its website HERE.

For further information about the full range of exhibitions and displays which make up the Treasures programme, visit the website HERE.