Free festival takes place this weekend

Joe Allan, who won the Northumberland Live talent contest

Joe Allan, who won the Northumberland Live talent contest

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Two of Northumberland’s most talented performers are taking centre-stage after winning the prize of a lifetime.

Joe and Lewis beat stiff competition from 15 talented Northumberland singers and musicians at a live showdown at the Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, and the pair will now perform on stage at the free Northumberland Live music festival, headlined by the Christians on Saturday.

Lewis Hill who won the Northumberland Live talent contest

Lewis Hill who won the Northumberland Live talent contest

Joe Allan, from Cramlington, won in the over 18s category for his original acoustic song Diseases. The judges were impressed by his Ed Sheeran-inspiredperformance.

Lewis Hill, 13, from Holywell, was the winner in the under 18s section for his performance of 1961 classic Run Around Sue.

The Northumberland Live music festival is a free event on Blyth Beach featuring chart-toppers The Christians alongside a host of local musicians.

The event starts from noon on the stage in the Mermaid car park.