Open air music returns

performers at last year's Music in the Park event. Pic by Trevor Walker.
performers at last year's Music in the Park event. Pic by Trevor Walker.
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AN open air musical feast will be served up in Ponteland.

The annual Music In The Park event returns on Sunday, offering a range of entertainment.

And organisers are hoping that TV weatherman Paul Mooney, who is compere for the day, will bring some summer sunshine with him.

Look North’s Mr Mooney has been a regular at the event since the start.

The entertainment takes place in Ponteland Park and families are invited to take their picnics along to snack as they enjoy an afternoon of music.

Performers include singer Sonia Michelle and Ponteland Community Band, who were a hit at last year’s event, along with Rendezvous Jazz Band and North Tyneside Steel Band.

It is the fourth year the festival has been organised by Ponteland Town Council.

Last year around 500 people turned out to enjoy the music event, despite wet weather forcing it indoors

It was supported by Ponteland’s Lions and Rotary clubs and raised £320 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trust.

Music In The Park is one of a number of community events arranged by the town authority as part of its vision to give local residents a real sense of pride in Ponteland.

Ponteland Town Mayor Peter Cowey said: “Music In The Park is a great opportunity for families to come together for a lovely picnic as they enjoy a range of musical performances.

“We’re hoping for warm, sunny weather and a great turn-out.”

The free event will be held in the park on Sunday and will run from 3pm to 6pm.

In the event of poor weather the entertainment will move to the nearby Ponteland Memorial Hall in Darras Road.