Bands tune up for Newgate Street concerts

Saturday, 14th August, 2010 at 4:26 pm

105.9 Bishop FM Web Team

Shoppers in Bishop Auckland will be getting into the swing of summer this month during a series of street concerts.

The town’s Newgate Street will be the venue for a number of live performances throughout August.

Organised by Durham County Council, the events will feature bands showcasing a range of styles from jazz to rockabilly.

With a wide variety of acts performing there is certain to be something to suit everyone’s tastes and I’m sure it will provide an excellent accompaniment for shoppers as they go about their day.

– Steve McCormick, Bishop Auckland town centre manager

“With a wide variety of acts performing there is certain to be something to suit everyone’s tastes and I’m sure it will provide an excellent accompaniment for shoppers as they go about their day.”

Gypsy swing trio Contraband will be kicking the programme off on Saturday, 14 August.

They will be followed by four-piece Tudor pipe and drum band Wulfengrimm and an accordion-playing clown on Thursday, 19 August.

On Saturday, 21 August, rockabilly trio Root’n Toot’n will be encouraging shoppers to enjoy a musical break.

The Vieux Carre Jazzmen, a four-piece traditional jazz band, will be entertaining the crowds on Thursday, 26 August, when the clown will make a return visit.

And on Saturday, 28 August, the programme will come to an end with The Lovetones.

Performances will take place in the Newgate Street pedestrian area at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm and will last about 30 minutes.

For more information contact Steve McCormick on 01388 761 957.