Young music acts ready to hit the right notes at festival

The final line-up with Young Mayor Abbie Armstrong (centre).
The final line-up with Young Mayor Abbie Armstrong (centre).

Tickets have gone on sale for an open air festival showcasing young musical talent.

The Event @ Segedunum – exclusively for 11 to 19-year-olds – is returning to the Wallsend venue for the fifth time.

There were so many amazing musicians and we had a tough job choosing only ten

Young Mayor Abbie Armstrong

A mixture of bands and soloists have been selected to take to the stage on July 4, with 1,000 wristbands now on sale, priced at £3.

Young Mayor Abbie Armstrong, one of the judges at the auditions, said: “There were so many amazing musicians and we had a tough job choosing only ten. I can’t wait until July 4 – it’s going to be so much fun. As well as all the great music, there’s going to be a surf simulator, body art, a football cage and loads more.”

On the day, young gig-goers can vote for their favourite whose prize will be to perform on the main stage at the Mouth of the Tyne festival.

Wristbands can be purchased from Segedunum Roman Fort, by emailing participation@northtyneside.gov.uk or calling (0191) 643 8215.

KEV – a seven-piece band from Longbenton Community College – scooped the prize last year and played to thousands at Mouth of the Tyne the following weekend.

The band will open this year’s Event @ Segedunum.

This year’s event has been orchestrated by North Tyneside’s Young Mayor Abbie Armstrong and North Tyneside Council, in partnership with Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives.

The line-up is Motion of Youth; Young Will; The E Numbers; Driving in Aspen; The Cover; Start Something; Caitlin McPartlan; Megan Culyer; Kyle Morley and The Exit.