A FIRST-TIME music event has been deemed a success.

Music by the Riverside at Prudhoe saw local performers play to a crowd at the town's amphitheatre.

The event was organised by Prudhoe Community Partnership and opened by BBC weatherman Paul Mooney.

The day was divided into parts; the afternoon saw Prudhoe Community Band, Prudhoe Community Choir, Prudhoe Gleeman, Wild Women of Wylam and Dragon Tale Theatre Group all take to the stage. Come evening it was the turn of The Whistle Teasters, Tom Cantwell and Caroline Guirr, Calum Tordoff and Heartbeat.

"The aim of the event was to promote Prudhoe as a whole, local businesses, local performers and to have some fun", said chair Caroline Warburton.

"The top shout-out goes to the very hard working crew who set up all the staging, tents, gazebos, sound systems etc with a very early start and very late finish.

"The working party will meet again to review everything and decide if we are going to run Music by the Riverside again 2023 - I think that the likelihood is very high."

While some visitors brought picnics, there was onsite food available on the day from the Riverside Cafe, Cafe 22 and Come Dine with Me: The Professionals winners Balls Fish and Chip Shop who delivered to the Riverside Park.

The event was also supported by Cycling Without Age Prudhoe, who transported people and goods from the car park, and Prudhoe Air Cadets who acted as marshells with other volunteers.