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10/3/2016 by 
4.96 of 24 votes

Headline act announced for Northumberland Live, hosted in Blyth on Saturday 25th June.

The huge success of the last two previous years Northumberland Live events has now been brought back for a third year with its biggest headline act yet.

Last years event hosted at the links area of the south end of Blyth saw over ten thousand people from across the region singing their hearts out from the past.


Scouting For Girls

Roy (Stride); Greg (Churchouse); and Pete (Ellard) make up the indie pop rocking trio; who have enjoyed eight top 40 hits with the stand out single – “This Ain’t a Love Song” being top of the UK charts for two weeks back in 2010.

The accolades came flooding in for the fun-loving popsters as they collected four BRIT Awards in 2009 for ‘British Breakthrough Act’, ‘British Live Act and British Single’ (“Heartbeat”), and again in 2011 – they won a BRIT for Best British Single with ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’.

Spanning nine years Scouting For Girls have notched up four top twenty UK albums including the number one hit "Scouting For Girls" in 2007.

Roy Stride an Ivor Novello and Brit nominated musician, songwriter, producer and front man for Scouting For Girls says: “We are so excited to be coming to Northumberland this summer. We’ll be playing all our hits plus a few surprises for everyone who comes down to the beach. Whatever the weather we’ll bring the sunshine!”  

This year’s showcase is being supported by Blyth Town Council in association with Northumberland County Council along with media partner BBC Newcastle 95.4FM Digital.

Councillor Kath Nisbet, Chair of Blyth Town Council Events Committee, said: “Northumberland Live has been a great success over the last two years, and I am delighted that Blyth Town Council has been able to step in to secure the future of the event.

“The people of Blyth hold Northumberland Live in high regard, and I’m sure that the event will continue to grow for many years to come – bringing top quality entertainment, visitors and investment into Blyth.”

What also makes Northumberland Live stand out from the rest is the way it supports local bands by giving them a chance to share the stage with chart topping acts like Scouting for Girls. This year there are ten slots up for grabs! To be considered please send your biography and a sample of music to Mel Jackson of Jigsaw Event Management at

To accompany the music there will also be stalls containing local produce and crafts alongside a variety of other performing delights.

Northumberland Live starts at 11am and runs through until 9pm.

BRING ON THE SUMMER we say.  Whatever the weather will be there.


14/3/2016 11:37
It is a free festival held on the links. No restrictions to entry and no charge.
14/3/2016 11:22
can anyone apply to go to the event and how much is it to get in
I am from blyth originally but now like in norwich


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