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Amidst the idyllic surrounds of Barnard Castle a meteor of vibrancy, power, music, dance, art, food and raw African energy is going to strike, exploding in colour and creating a colossal shower of creativity. Yes, Hannabiell and Yilis are back with the fourth annual (and completely child-friendly) Harambee Pasadia festival, running at The Hub in Barnard Castle from Friday 27th until Monday 30th May.

In addition to our hosts’ incredible band, Midnight Blue, the festival also welcomes the best band from the birthplace of jazz, The Hot 8 Brass Band! This year, it’s all about rhythm and heat, as the Hot Diamond Aces will perform some breath-taking African drumming, with dancing from Angelina Abel, there’s traditional and contemporary folk from Pons Aelius and the whole weekend will be awash with some of the finest international and local bands around.

The beats keep coming after dark with WHQ’s Tommy Caulker and Glasgow’s Mungo’s HiFi block-rockin’ into the wee small hours as marshmallow fans gather around the impressive camp fire.

Sound good? Fancy a couple of free tickets? Simply figure out the answer to the question below, email your answer to [email protected] by Friday 13th May, and you could be in with a chance to win a pair of camping tickets!

Q. In which town is Harambee Pasadia taking place

Good luck!


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