6:19pm Friday 6th September 2013
MUSIC fans from across the region are expected to flock to Darlington later this month for a free rhythm and blues festival.
A total of 19 bands will take part in the festival on Sunday, September 15, including headliners The Pretty Things, the Aynsley Lister Band and the Atlantic Soul Messengers.
The Pretty Things is a rock and roll band which formed in the 1960s and have had their songs covered by David Bowie.
The Aynsley Lister Band plays blues-rock and has opened for Bryan Adams and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The Atlantic Soul Messengers are an eight-piece band based in North-Yorkshire who have headlined many major events and have supported Status Quo and Beverly Knight on tour.
Performances will take place in the Market Square and the Dolphin Centre, as well as nearby pubs and restaurants such as The Quaker House, The Voodoo Café and The Pennyweight.
Nick Wallis, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure, said: “The Rhythm and Blues festival started off in Darlington in 1998 and it is still going strong today thanks to the support and hard work of Darlington R’n’B Club and Gasto Promotions.
“With so many bands playing at so many different venues across the town centre, this year’s festival will have something for everyone.”
For more information about the festival and Darlington R’n’B club, visit darlington-r-n-b-club.co.uk
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