WHAT'S better than a live band to get you in the mood for New Year's Eve? Take a look at this round-up of pubs that are hosting live music on New Year's Eve around Northumberland.

1. Blackbird, Ponteland

The Blackbird will be serving street food plus their regular menu from 12pm until 9pm, which has everything from noodle boxes to bao buns. They will get New Year's Eve started with a guest DJ, saxophone player, and fireworks. Email admin@theblackbirdponteland.co.uk, or call 01661 822684 to book.

2. The Badger, Ponteland

The Badger will be serving a four course menu from 6pm priced at £47.95, along with a helping of live music and entertainment to ring in the New Year. Their special menu includes lamb rump and ribeye steak, and a Sicilian lemon tart or an apricot creme brulee to finish.

3. The Golden Lion, Corbridge

The pub will open as normal from 11am and close at 2am on New Year's Day. Food will be served 12pm until 8.30pm. The New Year's Eve disco will kick off at 7pm, to get everyone ready to celebrate the arrival of 2022.

4. Fox and Hounds, Wylam

The Wylam pub will be hosting Amy Ridley for New Year's Eve, from 9pm until 11pm. They will also be serving a hot buffet and a free glass of bubbly at midnight. The event is also free entry. Call 01661 599172 to book your place.