Street will sway to music

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TAKE to the streets this Saturday for a celebration of Sunderland sounds.

Home-grown talent will be among the acts taking part in a Split Parade which takes place along Holmeside.

A colourful cacophony of musical styles, it sees a selection of North East acts performing intimate sets at venues along the city centre street as a warm-up to next weekend’s Split Festival.

Proceedings start at Plugged Inn between 7.30pm and 10pm, where Kittle PR present Acrobatic Society, Fathoms and fan favourites Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister, whose live performance will no doubt be as raucous as ever.

Across the street in Independent’s cosy Little Room from 8.50pm onward, MMBE play host to Middlesbrough’s indie-pop sextet Collector’s Club, Sons Of Bido Lito and Whitburn songstress Nadine Shah.

Independent [LIVE]’s venue this year has been kept very much under wraps, but all we know is that their line-up is as cracking as ever.

Things get under way at 8.30pm with Amy Holford who will be closely followed by folksters Matt Stalker & Fables.

Concluding events from 10pm will be Memory Drawings, who travel up the A19 to bring their cinematic instrumental sound to the parade.

The concluding event will be the Split after-party, held in the main room of Independent, and hosted by The Bunker. From 11.20pm, festival-goers will bear witness to a 30-minute bass-fest from Newcastle’s Big Beat Bronson, followed by electro-indie three-piece Polarsets from 12-12.40am.

Last, but by no means least are regional phenomenon B>E>A>K, whose anarchic performances have set alight the live-circuit over the past few years.

l Split Parade is free.