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The Cumberland Arms’ Summer Festival is usually one of the biggest events of the year, filling the beloved Ouseburn venue with music, performance, food and drink. Unwilling to let it go unmarked this year, despite their current closure, they’re taking it online from Thursday 16th-Sunday 19th July, and bringing a massive summer party straight to you.

In true Cumby style, the event is all about supporting others; from musicians who will be livestreaming (Rob & Tom from Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Beccy Owen, Ruth & Conrad from Holy Moly & The Crackers, Gem Andrews, Stagger Lee and loads more to be announced), to the local breweries (Northern Alchemy, Almasty, First & Last, Wylam and Errant), and street food traders (Scream For Pizza, Fat Hippo, Shanty Town and Kogarashi). Through an online shop punters can purchase beer and take-out food, and donate money to the event which will support artists and the associated ecosystem which makes the pub so special to so many.

Dig deep if you can, but even if you can’t, just enjoy the fantastic line-up we have put together for you. The Cumberland is a community and we miss it.” Says proprietor Jo Hodson. “For now the doors to The Cumberland remain closed but we can’t wait ‘til we can put on gigs, pour pints, host sessions and generally just see your wonderful faces.”

The Cumberland Arms Summer Festival takes place from Thursday 16th-Sunday 19th July via their Facebook page. Check the website for details of how to donate

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