Two festivals … on the doorstep …

This weekend there are 2 festivals nearby South Meadows … one just down the lane, the other just up the road. 

 

The Lowick Fesitval

Lowick is a small village a couple of miles north of Belford up the A1.  Turn left along the B6353 and drive west for about 3½ miles … and that’s where you’ll find Lowick.

This Saturday, 16th June, it’s Lowick Fest 2018 … a full day of live music and entertainment … from 1pm till 11pm.

Lowick Festival Poster

There’s activities for all the family … Slater’s Funfair, Face painting, Archery, Football Challenges and much more!  Find out more here … https://tinyurl.com/yafxb8jk

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for 15 – 17-year olds … under 15s get in free.  You can buy tickets online (for collection at the gate) here … https://tinyurl.com/y8kbwfch

The entertainment will be provided by a range of artists, including:

  • Kingsize
  • Voodoo Traveller
  • The Joe Mangels
  • Pyre
  • Auld Man’s Baccie
  • Mark Dickinson
  • Winter Coat & Shorts
  • Ward School of Irish Dance
  • Russell Brodie
  • Martha Raine
  • DJ Carl Hudson … & more

The Joe Mangles in full flow

 

 

Belford Kickin’ Country Music Festival

This is taking place over the weekend, Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th June, on South Road Farm.  This is just down the lane from Belford to the A1.

Belford Country music festival

This is a small country music festival which aims to give customers the personal touch.  At the same time they raise money from the games and raffles for The Great North Air Ambulance Service.

This is a wonderful charity … to date the Belford Music festival has raised over £4600!

This weekend there is an impressive line up of artists along with line dance tuition and various competitions and raffles.  There will also be a dance floor, chuck wagon and bar.

Essential packing for the weekend

With Dave Cash as the compere, the artists include Angie King Duo, Rockin’ Horse, Alabama Rose, The North East Highway Men, Honky Tonkin, Little Rock, Tom Collins and Jonny & Lynnette.

Showcase artists are Trevor Cooper ~ Michael Murphy and Sweetwater Creek

The prices for the festival are as follows:

Weekend ticket £50.00
2 Day ticket £40.00
1 Day £20.00
1 Evening (from 6pm) £10.00
15 – 17-year old (per day) £5.00
Under 15 (accompanied by an adult) No charge

More details can be found here … https://www.belfordeastcoastevents.net/ 

Please email belfordeastcoastevents@gmail.com to arrange tickets or call 07739626436 to check availability.

Tickets can be bought at the gate but it’s best to check ahead by phoning 07739626436.

Country band …

 

An alternative …

Of course, country and western music isn’t to everyone’s taste.  In fact, weekend festivals of any sort may not be your cup of tea.

So, if you’re looking for a quieter weekend we happily recommend a stroll around South Meadows woodland walk area.

The woods are looking great at the moment as everything is in leaf and there are more shades of green than you can shake a twig at!

Woodland path … ideal for walking

 

The gentle stream

 

A mass of green …

 

These pictures are courtesy of Lee Patterson.