A music event is set to return to Hexham Abbey as part of celebrations marking the building's 1,350th birthday.

Under the Sun 2, taking place on Saturday, June 22, will see the abbey's Cloister Lawn turned into a stage with a mix of music genres expected to be on display.

The Storytellers Street Band, Fiddolin, The Platform House Band, The Hexpistols, and Blue Lass will all be performing.

The festival, presented by Queen’s Hall Arts and Hexham Abbey, and is supported by the new North East Combined Authority.

Penny Grennan, Under the Sun 2 producer, said: "The festival is part of a year-long celebration of Hexham Abbey.

"Etheldreda was the amazing woman who founded Hexham Abbey – so, we are celebrating her with a line-up that features mainly women musicians.

"It's going to be great fun."

Katy Taylor, artistic director and chief executive of Queen’s Hall Arts, said: “We are thrilled to be playing a part in bringing Under the Sun back to life this summer.

"The first event was amazing and we’re confident this year will be even better as the local community come together to celebrate 1,350 years of Hexham Abbey.

"With the support of the North East Combined Authority, it’s really amazing to be able to present another free event for Hexham families to enjoy together, as planning for events coming later this year continues!”

The event will run from 12pm to 5pm with no tickets required.

Reverend Canon David Glover, rector of Hexham Abbey, said: "We are having a day where we celebrate a woman called Etheldreda, a Saxon saint who gave the land to build the Abbey.

"We wanted to celebrate women’s roles in Hexham and in the Abbey’s life.

"We hope it will be a wonderful occasion for families to gather and enjoy the line-up of talented musicians."

Festival-goers can bring their own picnic or enjoy offerings from food stalls and the Abbey Refectory Café.