Seaside is the plaice for music

Jonathan Woodward of Muddy Line with Jessica Vacher, who works at Coastline Fish and Chip Restaurant on Blyth seafront.
Jonathan Woodward of Muddy Line with Jessica Vacher, who works at Coastline Fish and Chip Restaurant on Blyth seafront.

Blyth will be the only plaice to be this month as a free one day music festival returns to the town.

Singer and guitarist Jonathan Woodward, from north east band ‘Muddy Line’, held an impromptu gig at Coastline Fish and Chip Restaurant on Blyth seafront, where he entertained queuing customers and to serenade the staff ahead of the festival.

The next time Jonathan is performing in Blyth will be as part of the exciting line-up for Northumberland Live 2015 to be staged at The Links on Saturday, June 27.

The free one-day music festival will be headlined by the world-famous chart topping bands, Toploader and Doctor and the Medics, and will be accompanied by an array of street theatre and other exciting cultural sideshows including a fascinating stilt stunt team.

Muddy Line will be joined by a host of top north east bands and singers that include Kosoti, The Caffreys, Tony Bengtsson Band, Shaw:Clark Project, Rose Parade, Driven Serious, and Melissa Rose.

Jonathan said: “As a north east musician, I appreciate what Northumberland Live is offering bands and singers from the region’s music community.

“It can be a difficult task to try and grab the attention of new audiences and to get your music out there so being able to perform at something as wonderful as Northumberland Live is a privilege.

“I hope that people come out in force to support this free event.”

Coastline Fish and Chip Restaurant will be greeting musicians, residents and visitors to Northumberland Live with fish and chips and ice cream, as one of the supporters of the event.

Northumberland Live will start at 11am and run through until 9pm on Saturday, June 27.

For further information and regular updates about Northumberland Live, visit www.northumberlandlive.org