Gig aims to bring the community together

A World Cup themed gig is taking place in Whitley Bay this weekend.

As part of a series of eight community music festivals taking place around the region in July as part of ‘Our Big Gig’, one will be taking place in Whitley Bay.

It is being held at the Triangle Community Garden on Saturday, July 12, from noon to 4pm.

The event aims to bring people from all backgrounds together to see local artists perform, meet their neighbours and have a go at making music themselves.

It has been organised by Rockcliffe Community Association who want to create an identity for Rockcliffe and to further develop the sense of community.

The World Cup themed event will feature performances by local music groups, followed by workshops for audience members to participate in including a traditional male choir, samba band and folk band.