A FREE FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL is set to take place in Sunderland’s newest country park next week.

On Saturday 26 August a day of live music and free family entertainment will be held in Elemore Country Park between 11am and 5pm.

Lake Poets, Dennis, and Houghton Brass Band will all be performing, and families will be able to enjoy free activities like face painting, balloon modelling and even a drop-in circus skills workshop.

The newly opened café at Elemore Country Park will be open serving food and drinks throughout the festival, and visitors can bring their own picnic blankets and chairs to the event.

Here’s a handy guide to everything you need to know about the brand new festival:

Who is performing?

The full line up will be as follows:

11.10am – Baby Braggin

11:35am – James Thoroughgood

12:25 – Bojangles Ukes

1:35pm – Houghton Brass Band

2.40pm – Lake Poets

4:10pm – Dennis

Where is it taking place?

The festival will be in Elemore Country Park, in the area next to the new café and garden centre.

What can I expect?

As well as an afternoon of music, a circus skills drop in workshop will be running all day, along with a bubble making workshop.

A face painter, balloon modellers and giant outdoor family games will also be providing plenty of fun for families.

Getting There

Event parking is available but limited, residents from the local area are encouraged to walk to the event. Find which buses stop nearest to the event at Bus timetables | nexus.org.uk .

Cllr Claire Rowntree, Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council and Hetton ward councillor, said: “The first free Elemore family music festival is almost here, and preparations are well under way for what promises to be a fantastic afternoon of local music and family fun.

“Throughout the transformation of Elemore into an eco-park, we have always envisioned the space as somewhere where residents can come together, and this event is the perfect chance for people to come along to enjoy the park and connect with their local community.”

For more information on Elemore Family Music Festival, visit: Elemore Family Music Festival – Elemore Country Park – MySunderland

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