MUSICIANS are being sought to get a new open night at a popular Tynedale pub off to a swinging start.

The Wellington Hotel in Riding Mill is launching its regular mic night on Friday, March 20.

The pub is asking local musicians and singers to sign up and perform at the event which will run between 8.30pm and 11pm.

The event will be open to members of the public too who don’t want to perform but wish to enjoy live music.

To help entice participants, the pub is offering a free drink to all whom perform during the evening.

The launch will be the first of a regular series of open mic nights at the pub.