Washington Live

Live music set to rock local festivals tomorrow

LIVE acts will hit stages across the region tomorrow as Washington and surrounding areas get set for their very own music festivals.

And you can catch a handful of rocking bands right here in our town.

After a year out due to the pandemic, Washington Live returns to the Northern Area Playing Fields tomorrow with everything from tribute acts to original performers on tap.

With gates flying open at noon, bands such as Rendezvous, The Whodlums, The Kings of Lyon and Ohasis are gearing up to hit the stage from 1:30pm with the final act set to go on at 10pm.

The full stage timetable is as follows:

  • 1.30pm Rendezvous
  • 2.45pm The Odels
  • 4pm Ska Boom
  • 5.30pm The Whodlums
  • 6.45pm The Kings of Lyon
  • 8.30pm Ohasis
  • 10pm The Scandals

A minibus shuttle service will be offered at £2 per person, running every 15min and alternating between the Cross Keys in Washington Village and The Sir William de Wessyngton in Concord. Pre-event collection will be from 12pm until 2pm and drop off after the festival will begin at 11pm and run until 12.30am.

While Washington Live organisers have confirmed that pre-sale tickets were completely sold out, those wishing to attend should check out the event’s Facebook page for more.

And that’s not all for live music fans – tomorrow the Let’s Rock The North East festival descends on Herrington Country Park, just a stone’s throw from town.

Starting at mid-day and running until 10:30pm, the star-studded event is set to feature the likes of The Human League, OMD, ABC, Howard Jones, Sister Sledge, Midge Ure’s Electronica, Go West, Heaven 17, Toyah, Pete Wylie, Fiction Factory, Brother Beyond, Modern Romance, Captain Sensible and Peter Coyle.

A shuttle service will also be running from Burdon Street in Sunderland as well as a Park and Ride from Doxford Business Park. More info can be found on the festival website.

Food and drinks will be available at both events, while children are also welcomed – under 12s free at Let’s Rock the North East and under-eights free at Washington Live.