Band secures a place at Festival

Static Castles with Young Mayor Kieran Archer (centre).
Static Castles with Young Mayor Kieran Archer (centre).

A young band are aiming to hit the right note as they share the stage with world-renowned artists.

Static Castles, a band from Burnside Business and Enterprise College in Wallsend, will take to the stage on Sunday during the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

They will be among the acts – including James Bay, Bryan Ferry, Will Young and Lulu – who will perform on the main stage at Tynemouth Priory and Castle.

The band secured their place after beating ten other acts to be voted top performers at Event @ Segedunum, an outdoor music event for North Tyneside’s 11 to 19-year-olds held last Saturday.

North Tyneside Young Mayor Kieran Archer announced the band as the winner.

He said: “Despite the wet weather, everyone seemed to have a great time at the Event @ Segedunum and I’m so pleased it was such a success.

“The talent was of an exceptional high standard and there were many worthy winners.

“What I particularly like about Static Castles is that they write all their own songs and I’m looking forward to seeing them perform again this weekend.”

The Event @ Segedunum has been orchestrated by North Tyneside’s Young Mayor Kieran Archer and North Tyneside Council, in partnership with Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives.

Festival visitors will be able to see Static Castles at 12.30pm this Sunday before headliners Lulu and Lemar take to the stage.

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £7 for children and they are available from the box office on site, while stocks last.

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