Dick and Dom and Dario G to play socially-distanced Sunderland festival

From family fun with Dick and Dom to dance tracks from Dario G, a Sunderland venue is promising a host of socially-distanced fun.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 11:42 am
Dick and Dom (Richard McCourt‎ and ‎Dominic Wood). Photo by Linda Nylind.

Top comedians, children’s entertainers, DJs, live music and Disney favourites are on the bill at Rainton Festival, which is running outside at Rainton Arena from August 7-31.

People can watch the entertainment from booked areas to limit people mixing together.

Kicking off the event on Friday, August 7 is a DJ set with favourites Dick and Dom, followed by a Bounce and Bingo event the following day, which includes a performance from a Abba Tribute and a DJ set for Dario G.

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On Sunday, August 9, the arena will be reuniting the four main character from the film Frozen in a special event for children, along with live music performances and dancing from the Rugrat Ravers on the outdoor music stage.

The first weekend of entertainment will end on August 9 with a comedy event, featuring Gavin Webster, Matthew Reed and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Mickey P Kerr.

Throughout August visitors can enjoy a host of food and drink stalls, bar facilities, funfair and a range of other performances on the outdoor stage.

Visitors can book their private socially distanced seating area for up to six people, with prices at £60 for Bounce N Bingo and £20 for all other events.

Jay Johal, who owns the arena, believes the festival will bring some much needed fun.

“It’s been a very hard year for everyone and lots of people have been disappointed because their favourite events and even their holidays have been cancelled,” he said.

“We thought it would be great to put on an event which can take place in safe and friendly environment which really will have something for everyone to enjoy.

“We are going to have a really packed programme every weekend this month, catering for all ages and all tastes, which we really believe is just what everyone needs at the moment.”

For further information or to book tickets, visit www.raintonarena.co.uk

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