Royal seal of approval for headliners

ORGANISERS of the Brinkburn Music Festival say they are delighted after this year’s headline act was bestowed with the title of Royal by the Queen.

The Northern Sinfonia received the honour last week, recognising it internationally as one of the UK’s finest orchestras. It is the first time any UK orchestra has been given the title in more than two decades.

The group will be performing at the popular, long-running Brinkburn festival on Saturday, July 6.

The orchestra’s 7pm performance is just one of the many highlights of the 2013 festival, which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Tickets for the festival are on sale and vary in price.

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