Bopping at The Hoppings

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BANDS from Wearside are taking to the stage at a famous funfair event.

A number of groups from Sunderland are set to play at The Hoppings, Town Moor, in Newcastle.

Mackem band The Blitz, Houghton group Skinmechanix and Washington’s Latanza Heist are three of those who will be hoping to entertain crowds at the fair, which starts tonight.

About 300 attractions are already scheduled for this year’s extravanganza, with a different genre of music planned each of the nine days the fair is running.

Running from 6pm on weeknights and 4.30pm at the weekends, the music stage is playing host to an average of five bands a day, who will play sets of between half an hour and 45 minutes for the public.

For more information, follow @TheHoppings on Twitter, search for The Hoppings on Facebook or go to www.hoppingsfunfairs.com.