“Drive In” Events Proving Popular in Newton Aycliffe

Aycliffe Radio and ROF59 Activity Centre in Newton Aycliffe have been organising and presenting sold out “Drive-In” events since 3rd July, bringing entertainment such as 90s Classic Dance Anthems, Ibiza House Party, Cheesy Pop Party, Punk Rock All Dayer, as well as a free event for our local key workers which took place on Saturday 29th August.

Before the weather changes for the winter and turns colder, our events for September 2020 are as follows:

Saturday 12th September is an 80s Rewind night with two fantastic live acts “The Amazing 80s” and Europe’s number one tribute to the “Blues Brothers”.

Tickets for this event are priced at £15.00 per car (not per person) and are available from skiddle.com – the gates will open at 5.15pm with music from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.

On Saturday 19th September the Venga bus is coming to town with two live performances from northeast supergroup “3 Steps 2 Venga”. This event is priced at £20 per car, which is also available from skiddle.com – the event timings will run the same as 80s Rewind, gates open at 5.15pm, show starts from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.

We are also proud to present the annual ROF59 Music Festival. This year with a big difference, on Saturday 26th September the day will be split into two parts with a special “Kids Fest” on the afternoon from 12noon to 4.30pm with afternoon performances from local dance troupe Infinity Dance, Professor Nincompoop, stilt walker, juggler, fire breather, kiddies fairground rides, fire brigade and police, plus winner of Aycliffe’s Got Talent 2019, Aimee B.

The evening session will see the atmosphere build as we get serious with more local talent including “The Thieves”, “The Happening”, “Hollywood Boredom”, “Harris Tweed and His Rocking Band” plus “Jay Murray”, a resident singer at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. Tickets for this event are available from the ROF59 reception.

All the events are held as Drive-Ins with a licensed bar, refreshments, sanitiser station and toilets.

Each car will be parked socially distanced with room to get off the car and set up your chairs to enjoy the on-stage performers.

For more information please visit www.ayclifferadio.co.uk/events

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