Music festival returns

COMMUNITIES could be rocking across Northumberland with the return of a national music festival.

Our Big Gig, funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, offers support to communities to stage music events between July 11 and 13.

Last year about 200,000 people attended 326 free gigs, including more than 30 concerts in the North East.

All types of organisations can apply to put on an event and successful applicants will receive grants and event management training.

To apply visit by Monday, March 31.