Sunderland’s The Lake Poets joins brass festival line up

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A WEARSIDE singer-songwriter will team up with a brass band as he joins the bill of a musical celebration.

Brass: Durham International Festival will run at the Gala Theatre in Durham from Friday, July 5, to Sunday, July 21, and will showcase a host of talent.

It will include a performance by The Lake Poets – Sunderland’s Martin Longstaff – who will play with Stanhope Silver Band on Friday, July 19.

Other highlights will include appearances from the Hackney Colliery Band, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

The event is run by Durham County Council.

Robin Byers, programming and operations manager at the Gala Durham, said: “Once again we’re delighted to play host to what will be some memorable performances as part of Brass.”

Tickets for all of the events can booked via the venue’s box office on 03000 266 600.

Alternatively, book at www.galadurham.co.uk or in person at the Gala.