Search is on for a new star

Participants in Northumberland's Got Talent 2015.
Participants in Northumberland's Got Talent 2015.

The search is on for the county’s next biggest star as Northumberland’s Got Talent returns.

The annual entertainment competition, which is in its ninth year, invites a variety of acts to audition for the chance to appear on stage in a semi-final.

“Whether you audition and take part, support a friend or family member, or simply come along for a good day under the sun, you cannot afford to miss The Big Event 5 meets Northumberland Live Bedlington this year.”

Lyn Horton

The three finalists will then go on to perform at Northumberland Live Bedlington meets The Big Event 5 in Gallagher Park, sharing a stage with veteran pop acts Johnny Hates Jazz and Modern Romance.

Leading Link is once again organising the auditions.

Manager Lyn Horton said: “This year The Big Event 5 moves from the traditional Atlee Park to Gallagher Park to partner up with Northumberland Live Bedlington so this competition is a fantastic opportunity to show off your talents on a massive stage.

“The final three will be able to battle it out whilst sharing a stage with many well-known stars and a potential audience of 5,000-plus.”

Auditions will take place on a time-slot system at The Lodge in the grounds of St Benet Biscop High School, Bedlington, on Thursday, June 30, from 3.30pm to 6pm.

There are limited spaces available so no individual can appear in more than one act and places must be booked in advance.

Previous winners of the competition have included singer Chloe Wealleans-Watts and ‘Cat in the Hat’ Lucy Conroy, who have both gone on to star in professional productions. Blyth-born Connor Scott, who was named BBC Young Dancer of the Year in 2015, has also claimed the Northumberland’s Got Talent title.

Lyn said: “Looking at those who have won the competition, its success speaks for itself.”

To apply to audition fill in an online form at or call 01670 820088.

The semi-final is on Friday, July 15 in Gallagher Park, with the final the following day.