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Let me tell you that running a music festival is no small job, and it takes a particular set of skills and determination to make a successful event. Imagine how much harder that must be when you can’t meet any of the performers, be in any form of control over their technical set-up or have any idea of how many people might turn up (or not). Gulp.

Hats off then, to Teesside promoters Famous Last Words, who will be running their second MUNRO virtual festival on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May via their Facebook page. “MUNRO’s first virtual festival was a first for myself as well. I was going into the unknown.” Explains head honcho Adam Gallagher. “In terms of how it would run, how people would react and how to make it a success was something I had to try blindly before knowing the outcome. However, thanks to all the artists that performed, I believe it excelled above and beyond any expectation that I had set for MUNRO.”

With one successful event under his belt, Adam is keen to continue giving musicians in the region a spotlight. “I decided to throw everything at this one weekend and recruit some of my favourite artists. There is a wide variety of exceptionally talented individuals and groups, mainly from the North East but also some from further afield.”

Taking to the ‘stage’ from 2pm until 9pm on both days will be artists representing a mash-up of genres and styles, including brand new acoustic folk artist Church, Honey; Newcastle rockers Club Paradise; emotive songwriter Finn Forster; gritty folk pop star Eve Conway; Brighton’s indie pop rockers Luna Blue; nostalgic lo-fi folkers Mt. Misery; Middlesbrough rapper Shakk; Redcar pop duo Komparisson; Gateshead four-piece Spilt Milk; post-punks Whale Hill and many more.

MUNRO Virtual Festival #002 takes place from Saturday 30th-Sunday 31st May via MUNRO Festival’s Facebook page

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