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Trust me when I tell you that Between Woods & Streams will be the most exciting thing to happen in Morpeth since the floral clock was repaired in 2018. I’m being (slightly) flippant, sure, but as a resident of the Northumberland town myself I can tell you with authority that not much goes on around these parts for those with an interest in alternative culture.

Which is just one reason the forthcoming Between Woods & Streams festival, which takes place on a farm just outside the town on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August, is a fine thing indeed. The other reason is that the line-up is pretty darn great, and when you add a bucolic location, camping, plenty of North East food and drink, not to mention pigeon release and whippet racing (yes, you read that right), you’d be foolhardy not to give it a second glance.

The line-up is made up of some of the region’s most exciting up and coming artists as well as a couple of well thought of staples. Chief among them are everybody’s favourite spiky Mackem pop stars The Futureheads, Durham’s pit pop band Dennis, Northumberland’s own joycore misfits Kkett, emotive songwriter The Lake Poets, slacker popster James Leonard Hewitson, pop songwriter and producer Cortney Dixon, poetic lyricist and multi-instrumentalist St James Infirmary and North Shields’ revered songwriter Hector Gannet, alongside other names including Bugman, China Shop Bull, Gogo Midgets, Sanction This, The Shooting Of, Chango Munks, Jenny Lascelles, Holly Rees, Cosial, Eve Simpson, Maxine and Chloe Castro.

Presented by Guerilla Promotions in partnership with Generator (who will be hosting a workshop on the Saturday), it’ll literally be the most fun I’ve had within a mile of my house since that clock got a new battery. Make the trip, you won’t be disappointed!

Between Woods & Streams Festival takes place at West Benridge Farm, Morpeth on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August.

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