Brinkburn Music Festival is forging links with local schools as part of its new outreach programme.
Gulliver Ralston, the new artistic director of the festival, joined children from the Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington to launch next year’s festival.
Gulliver said: “Next year is an important year not just for the Festival but for the country as a whole - as it marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War - which we will be honouring in our choice of programme.
“We are bringing some amazing artists to the festival and most importantly, working with the next generation, offering talented local youngsters opportunities to listen, learn and perform as part of the Festival.”
Brinkburn Music Festival will run from July 4 to 7 at Brinkburn Priory, near Rothbury.