Search still on for best bands to join festival

Northumberland Live 2014.
Northumberland Live 2014.

The search goes on to find the best bands in Northumberland and the stakes are high.

The winner will get to perform to thousands alongside a chart topping headline act at this year’s Northumberland Live music festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Northumberland County Council is offering talented local musicians or bands the opportunity of a lifetime to receive the acclaimed title of the ‘Best Band in Northumberland’ alongside industry exposure and the chance to perform live to thousands.

The very best will be invited to compete in a live final at The Phoenix Theatre in Blyth, which will be hosted by Metro Radio.

In front of a live audience of 200, a panel of industry experts will decide who can really call themselves ‘The Best Band in Northumberland’.

Scores of musicians have already entered their videos and the precedent has been set, with many talented entries from across all genres and locations in Northumberland.

The winning band will get to perform to thousands alongside chart-topping headliner The Christians at the Northumberland Live music festival, which takes place on Bank Holiday Saturday, August 23.

To enter, the best bands or solo artists who live or work in Northumberland must send a link to a Youtube video of themselves performing to along with some contact information.

To find out more about the competition visit