Ashington Festival set to go ahead ‘bigger and better’ this year

Organisers of Ashington Festival are hoping to stage a ‘bigger and better’ event this year - provided Government Covid restrictions are lifted as planned.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 4:42 pm

It is to be held on August 21 and organisers say all the festival favourites will return with arena acts, side shows, food outlets, a licensed bar, cake stall, fun fair, dog show, car boot sale, crafts - and more - finishing with an evening fireworks display.

The day will start with a carnival procession at 1.30pm with marching bands, clowns and majorette troupes.

Residents are being urged to form groups with neighbours to enter a float or walking group - with £100 cash prize on offer to the winners.