Glastonbury, Glendale style

Joe Mangels.
Joe Mangels.

Glendale’s answer to Glastonbury is gearing up and ready to go for next Sunday when there will be live music outdoors from noon until 9pm.

The streets of Wooler will be alive with free entertainment for everyone at the Glendale Festival.

“This year we’ve booked four great bands to play from 2pm right through to 9pm,” said festival chairman Bob Snooks.

“Between them, Summerlands, Fickle Lilly, Joe Mangels and Rue and the Rockets will be playing golden oldies and new material with plenty of country, jazz, rock and acoustic music.

“But there’s much more than just the music. The Wool in Wooler fair at the Cheviot Centre opens at 10am with spinners, dyers, weavers and other wool-based craftsfolk giving demonstrations and running taster workshops.

“There’ll be alpacas and rare breed sheep too.

“Then at 11am you can wave off the 10k adult and 2k children’s fun runs.

“At noon, Coldstream Pipe Band will officially open the festival with a parade down the High Street followed by a performance and from then on in there’s a choice of music and dance events running throughout the afternoon with the bands playing into the evening.

“You can go from the traditional with the flower festival, accompanied by live Scottish harp music, to the modern and join in one of three jazz dance workshops on the High Street.

“For children, there’s a ‘paintathon’, a quiz, Punch and Judy, electric car racing and mini bikes. Wooler Camera Club is putting on an exhibition and local food producers will also be in the High Street.

“There’ll be plenty of refreshments – from a hog roast to WI home-baked teas.”

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