Bands line up for charity festival

THE second Old Ship Musical Festival takes place in Newbiggin this weekend.

Local bands from Northumberland and Tyneside will perform at the Old Ship in Front Street on Saturday, July 30, as well as Italian band No More Dolls, who are travelling from Milan to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Doors open at 11am with the first of eight bands and eight support acts starting at 1pm.

An all day ticket is £5 with the full amount going to the charity. Visit www.theoldship for further details.