Bands and soloists needed for festival

Northumberland Live 2014.
Northumberland Live 2014.

The stakes are high as the search continues to find the best bands in the county to play at a free festival this summer.

The winner of this year’s Northumberland Live Talent Competition, organised by Northeast Press, publishers of the News Post Leader, will get their big break in the music industry by performing to thousands at this year’s Northumberland Live Music Festival.

The lucky winners will share the same stage as headline act, The Christians, at the free music festival to be held on Blyth Beach on Saturday, August 23.

Bands or solo artists who live or work in Northumberland must send a link to YouTube of themselves performing.

The best will be invited to compete in a live final at The Phoenix Theatre, in Blyth, on August 15.

In front of a live audience and a panel of industry experts,the team of judges will decide which lucky winner or winners will go through to play at Northumberland Live the following weekend.

To be eligible to enter at least one member of the band must live or work in Northumberland.

Entries are welcome from all genres of music, both solo artists and bands are welcome.

And entrants must be available in the week leading up to Friday, August 15, and Saturday, August 23.

To find out how to enter the competition, or for more information visit