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Bands delight crowds at Darlington R'n'B festival
6:02pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
CHANGEABLE weather did not dampen the spirits of revellers at a free music festival.
Hundreds of music fans enjoyed the 18th annual Darlington Rhythm and Blues Festival, in the town’s market square, on Sunday (September 15).
Atlantic Soul Messengers opened the festival, with performances by the Aynsley Lister Band and well-received headliners The Pretty Things.
Mike Prendergast, who helped organise the event on behalf of Darlington R’n’B Club, said it had been a success.
He said: “It has gone really, really well, we are very pleased.
“The weather wasn’t great early on and some of the pubs in the market square were doing a roaring trade.
“But by the end, it had turned into a lovely day and people were outside enjoying the music, buying T-shirts and CDs and getting autographs from some of the bands.
“That’s the beauty of a free festival, if the weather’s not too good, you can just have a look in the pub until it cheers up a bit.”
A number of town centre pubs, including the Hole in the Wall and Pennyweight, in the market square, held fringe events as part of the festival.
For more information about the club, which meets at the Forum music centre, in Borough Road, visit darlington-r-n-b-club.co.uk
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