TWO world-renowned DJs will take over a small pocket of the Tyne Valley this summer.

In a major coup for the North-East, globally recognised DJs Dave Pearce and Brandon Block have confirmed their attendance at the inaugural Scoop Music Festival, to be held at Wheelbirks ice cream parlour between July 12 and 14.

Tristan Raine and fiancee Sandie Silva, who run Events85, are the brains behind the festival, and Tristan has used his contacts from two decades involved in the music industry to bring the famous duo to the district.

He said: “Brandon and Dave are a massive scoop for us. I think it cements it in that we are serious about bringing some big names to Wheelbirks.”

Dave Pearce is regarded as one of England’s best ever DJs and became a well-known voice on the radio as presenter of the popular Dance Anthems show on BBC Radio One for more than 10 years until 2007.

During the height of his fame, he released numerous compilation dance albums which sold millions across the globe.

While famed for his talent behind a mixing desk, Brandon Block is more infamous for his invasion during the 2000 Brit Awards when he drunkenly went on stage and interrupted Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and teenage actor Thora Birch presenting the Best Soundtrack Album award.

It is not just the social side of Block, who has appeared on Celebrity Come Dine With Me and Celebrity Big Brother, which has earned him a reputation. He has played at some of the world’s biggest nightclubs over a DJing career which has spanned 30 years.

Pearce and Block will be the highlights of the festival’s DJ tent, but there is music from a wide range of genres to appeal to all tastes, and ages.

To guarantee a singalong, tribute acts performing well-known songs from the likes of Madness, Oasis, AC/DC, REM, The Killers, Foo Fighters and Queen will be in attendance also.

Among the other bands announced for the festival are North-East acts the Fallen Mafia, Thieves of Liberty and The Rigit Digits.

To appeal to all ages, there will be a separate music tent just for children.

It is not just all about the music, either, as comedians and craft workshops have been added to the weekend. Guests at the event, held on the 12-acre farm at Wheelbirks, will be able to camp overnight free of charge.