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Music festival launched in Darlington
THE LAUNCH of a new festival in a North-East town promises a lively evening’s entertainment for music fans.
Darlington Music Festival will see a host of local bands perform to crowds in the town’s Dolphin Centre on Saturday November 2.
The festival was organised in just six days after another event due to take place was cancelled.
A concert falsely billed as featuring X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson was cancelled earlier this month, leaving gig-goers and bands booked to perform at the Darlington event disappointed.
Alan Bailey’s son’s band, Black Nevada, had been scheduled to appear.
Mr Bailey decided to set up another festival in its place, hoping to raise money for The Butterwick Hospice in the process.
He said: “I had an idea that I could organise a small gig to possibly make a donation to charity.
“The response from the general public of the North-East has been really overwhelming.
“Lots of bands have offered to play and we’ve had lots of offers of help with the infrastructure of putting on an event.
“It has been a credit to the local community.”
The line-up for the gig includes The Found, Black Nevada, Street Party in Soho, Hannah Lamb, Aftershock and tribute band The Clashed.
The event, organised in conjunction with local promoters Mighty Events Ltd, will take place from 6pm.
Tickets are £7 on the door or £5 in advance from darlingtonmusicfestival.co.uk.
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