Wallsend ready for festival fun

Wallsend ready for festival fun

The popular Wallsend Festival returns next month with a free and fun-packed programme.

Now in its 20th year, the community event will take place in Wallsend town centre on Saturday 14 August, between 10am and 5pm.

There will be fairground rides, live music and a selection of stalls selling crafts, gifts and food produce.

Cllr Sarah Day, Cabinet Member responsible for Culture, Sport and Leisure said, “We are pleased to bring the festival back to Wallsend as restrictions are eased as it’s such a popular part of the borough’s events calendar and we know it’s one the community really enjoy.

“We’ll be doing as much as we can this summer to provide things to do for visitors and residents as we cautiously and steadily get back to doing the things we love.”

Bands and solo artists from North Tyneside’s Standing Upright Project will be performing on the stage outside of the Forum Shopping Centre. The project works with young people who have experienced anxieties or difficulties when it comes to performance.

A collection of classic cars will be on display between Park Road and High Street East. People can take a look inside the vintage vehicles and chat to the owners.

Small fairground rides will be located at High Street East and larger attractions can be found at the Segedunum Roman Fort car park.

The museum will also be open throughout the weekend for those wanting to explore the town’s Roman history.

The annual event would usually take place on the first Saturday of July each year but Covid restrictions meant that has not been possible since the last festival in 2019.  

For more information see www.visitnorthtyneside.com.