A three-day music festival is set to take place this month, showcasing the North East's pop, rock and tribute artists

Scoop Music Festival offers a family-friendly line-up, street food and a range of camping options.

Sited near the picturesque village of Lanchester, in County Durham, the celebrated Scoop Music Festival will bring together some of the North East’s musical talent for a full weekend of live music over August Bank Holiday weekend.

Bands that are set to perform at the festival include the celebrated R.E.M. tribute band, Stipe; Teesside’s favourite ska and 2-tone band, The Skapones; supercharged North East alt-rockers, Fires of Freya; and indie pop-rock outfit, Fire Lady Luck.

Founded by Tristain Raine in 2018, Scoop Music Festival aims to showcase the region’s exceptional local bands and provide a platform for emerging musicians after an incredibly difficult year for live music.

Tristan says: "Although Scoop was only founded in 2018, my passion for music runs deep goes back two decades, especially at the grass roots end of the industry.

“There are bands in this line-up that have performed for me across the decades and I'm proud to have watch them grow and prosper.

“We're a family festival and we can't wait for adults and children alike to enjoy some special moments in an incredible atmosphere after a really tough time for all.”

Founder of VEGVISIR, Jai Wal said: “Scoop Music Festival is providing a much-needed platform for local artists that have missed out on opportunities to showcase their talents and do what they do best - entertain.

“The festival is being developed to ensure North East talent have the platform they deserve."

Adult tickets are £40 for the weekend with an extra £10 to camp.

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