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The last weekend of July sees the return of The Globe Summer Festival following the success of last year’s debut. As with last year, the three-day event is themed: Friday is an evening event focusing on the blues, with Elsie Franklin, Liam Ward & Malcolm Thorne and headliners The King Bees, who turned in a stunning set last year standing in for Holy Moly & The Crackers.

Holy Moly are sure to show up this year, to headline Saturday’s line-up of dancey, Americana-tinged old-time outfits, with Darlington’s Bubamara, The Most Ugly Child and Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra. Things kick off at 3pm and after the bands DJ Stagger Lee will be playing an all-killer, no filler party set till late.

Finally, Sunday is jazz day. Also kicking off at 3pm, the strong bill sees relative newcomers Knats headline a bill that also includes Dean Stockdale Trio, Alice Grace Quartet and Julian Costello Quartet.

Promoter Rob Heron is clearly excited about the bill he’s pulled together. “The King Bees absolutely smashed it last year as a last-minute headliner after Holy Moly had to drop out, so this year we are super excited to have both bands headlining. And Knats are the youngest and most exciting jazz combo in town.”

Tickets are £12 (Friday), £18 (Saturday) and £15 (Sunday) or £40 for the whole weekend.

The Globe Summer Festival takes place at The Globe, Newcastle from Friday 29th-Sunday 31st July.

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