Steelbands aim for the right note

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Young steelband musicians are preparing to gather for an annual festival.

The North Tyneside Festival of Steelbands, now in its seventh year, will see more than 100 young musicians from ten bands take part in the event at the Linskill Centre in North Shields.

It will take place on Friday, July 12, from 10am to 3pm and features local players from North Tyneside Steelband, New York Primary and Battle Hill Primary alongside bands from Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead and Sussex.

Steelbands will also be at Priory Primary School on Sunday, July 14, from 10.30am to 2.30pm as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

For more information visit www.superact.org.uk/ourbiggig