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Residents and visitors will be spoilt for choice for things to see and do this weekend as a host of top class events get underway.

Kicking off the weekend of entertainment on Friday, July 31, is the North East Summer Sound festival at Gisborough Priory, promising something for fans of all musical eras.

The two day festival, running into Saturday, August 1, will see tribute acts to Elvis, Oasis, Robbie Williams, The Beatles and Madness take to the stage in the shadow of the Priory to wow the crowds.

Tickets for the festival, featuring other top tribute acts from across the country, are available here: www.summersoundevents.com.

Carrying on the musical theme, Majuba Beach in Redcar plays host to fans of electronic music for the weekend with two events being held on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday sees the long-awaited return of Kiddstock – an event for fans of Hard Electro who want to see some of the country’s top DJs including Isaac, Signum, Alex Kidd, and Tidy Boys across five stages for 12 hours of quality electro from 12.00pm to 11.30pm. You can get tickets here: www.kiddstockfestival.com.

Tickets have been sold to visitors all over the country who are coming from Leeds, Manchester, and even further afield. Reportedly, there are very few vacancies are left at hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs in Redcar over the weekend so visitors are urged to find accommodation as soon as possible.

Some of the best dance music in Europe will be heard as Get Loose on the Beach takes over on Sunday to welcome massive acts including Richy Ahmed, Josh Butler, Solar Knights and So Funk. 

Running from 4.00pm – 11.00pm, it will be one of the best ways to end your weekend.

Or, if music festivals aren’t your scene, the third Saltburn Food Festival is getting ready to take over Milton Street with the host of Britain’s Best Bakery – TV Chef Peter Sidwell – leading a host of culinary delights into the seaside town.

Taking place on Sunday, August 2, between 10.00am and 4.00pm, the Festival and Street Market will be showcasing the best of the North East and North Yorkshire’s food with local producers and brewers showing off their wares. 

To find about more information about the free food festival, go to: www.saltburnfarmersmarket.com.

Councillor Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Leisure, said: “We are all really delighted that the borough is hosting a quartet of really popular events this weekend. 

“We want both residents and visitors to enjoy the great variety of events we have on this weekend, hopefully encouraging people to come for another visit in the future. There really is something for everyone, and all our traders, business owners, and sellers should feel a good boost in their trade as well.”

To find out more about these, and other events, go to: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/events.


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