Festival is a cut above the rest

Artists at last year's Under the Dome festival.
Artists at last year's Under the Dome festival.

An English folk band has been named as the headline act for the opening night of a borough festival.

The Demon Barbers will kick things off on the opening night of the third annual Whitley Bay Under The Dome Festival.

The band’s exciting fusion of traditional folk material blended with modern bass and drum sounds can be seen at the Playhouse Whitley Bay on July 18.

This year, the Under The Dome Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with performances from a diverse range of artists and an eclectic mixture of events.

Amongst this year’s performers are Coast Road, The Caffreys, Northern Steel Orchestra and Megson.

The festival runs from Saturday, July 18, to Sunday, August 2.

Tickets for the events are available, along with more information, at www.under-the-dome.org