A two-day, free, live music extravaganza will be staged in County Durham this June.

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019, the ‘Two Day Open Air Live Music Festival’ will take place in Newton Aycliffe Town Centre Mall.

The event – presented by Aycliffe Radio – will feature both local performers and established national stars. The festival is free thanks to grants from Aycliffe Town Centre Management and Great Aycliffe Town Council.

The Saturday 8th June line-up will be headlined by local favourite Amelia Lily. Amelia will return to Newton Aycliffe fresh from a stint in London’s West End as Princess Fiona in Shrek.

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Amelia Lily

Sunday’s headliner will be Dene Michael, the lead singer of 1980s party band Black Lace.

Dene will be performing all the classic Black Lace hits such as Agadoo, Superman, and Conga. He will also be joined by Jeni Jay, with whom he will deliver a ‘Party Crazy’ set featuring covers of the hits of Kylie Minogue, Elvis and many other stars.

Dene Michael
Dene Michael

A number of local bands, solo artists, dancers and other acts will also be performing, including a Dua Lipa tribute act (Cassandra), Becky Sawyer, Darren Kent, Whiskey Haze, Harris Tweed Mystery Machine, Amy Stevens, Hollywood Boredom, Anthony Fish, Call of the Wild, Copper Beach, Four Letter Word and Chris Mardula, as well as Shania Twain and Kylie Minogue tribute acts.

The festival will boast a professional 24-by-24-foot covered stage – courtesy of FX-Productions – along with lighting and a top-notch PA system, all run by a professional crew.

Local dance troupes Infinity Dance Academy and Aycliffe Dance Academy will be performing as will children’s entertainer Professor Nincompoop, who will be putting on two shows each day, at 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.

The festival will also feature a kiddies’ fairground, glitter bar, face painting, refreshments, competitions and more.

2019 Promo Poster

On both days, the festival will begin at 12.00 noon and finish at 6.00 pm. For more information about Newton Aycliffe’s Two Day Open Air Live Music Festival, please visit https://www.ayclifferadio.co.uk/2019-two-day-music-festival/.

(This article’s main image is courtesy of Marco Verch, from Flickr Creative Commons.)





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