Festival will be a smash hit

Crashed Out will be performing at Shielfield Rocks.
Crashed Out will be performing at Shielfield Rocks.

The first music festival to be staged at a Northumberland football club will kick off later this month.

Shielfield Stadium, which is the home of Berwick Rangers FC, will be holding the event on Saturday, May 30.

The Shielfield Rocks music festival will feature a range of artists and interest is coming far and wide.

The event, presented by Berwick Rangers Supporters’ Club promises more than eight hours of memorable live entertainment.

Supporters’ Club secretary Rodelle Purvis said: “Instead of 11 men in football boots kicking off on a Saturday afternoon, it will be a band of local musicians who will kick start the event.

“There will be a mix of local bands, national bands and very well known musicians entertaining the crowds, expected to be around the 400-plus mark. We have fans travelling from Germany, Sweden and Holland and all over the UK.

“This is the first time that Shielfield has been transformed into a music festival venue, but the hope is this will be the start of bigger and better to follow.”

The bands booked to appear include The Joe Mangels, The Scandals, The Guilty Pleasures, Hardly Originals, Dirt Box Disco, Point Blank, Crashed Out and Argy Bargy. There will be a licensed bar and catering on site at the stadium.

The first band will be on stage at 3pm and the festival will run until 11.30pm. Advance tickets are £15, while admission on the day is £17. For more information about the event, visit www.berwickrangerssupportersclub.co.uk or call 01896 668961.