In the meantime, let’s take a look at some Sunderland Echo archive photos showing Wearside and East Durham banners and bands at the annual favourite.
We are hoping they will bring back wonderful memories of a great event which attracts thousands of people every year.
5. Dancing at the Gala
What could be more fun than a dance with friends. That's the scene in this Durham Miners Gala photo from July 1971.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
6. Playing for the crowds
A bagpipe band keeps the crowds entertained at the Durham Miners Gala in July 1977.
7. Having a musical laugh in 1971
Were you pictured in this fun scene at the Gala 49 years ago?
8. Friends having fun in 1977
Flares and 'kiss me quick' hats for these visitors to the 1977 Miners Gala.