Wallsend-Festival-2012JPGThe annual Wallsend Festival returns to the town this weekend, offering two days of family-filled fun.

Saturday (July 2) will see live music in the town centre and inside the Forum Shopping Centre, along with a range of stalls, fairground rides and a vintage car display.

Appealing to people of all ages, Wallsend Customer First Centre will host activities including face painting, choir performances and a display from Wallsend Local History Society.

On Sunday (July 3), the action moves to the park and green areas with the 3SIXTY bicycle stunt team, circus entertainers and lots of interactive things to do. There is also a climbing wall, archery sessions and a funfair.

Cllr Eddie Darke, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: “This is always an extremely popular event that people from across the borough and beyond look forward to. I know the weekend will provide lots of things to see and do for everyone.”

Wallsend Festival is organised by North Tyneside Council with support from a range of community organisations. For the full programme go to www.visitnorthtyneside.com.

The town will also host the Event @ Segedunum, an outdoor music festival for 11 to 18-year-olds, this Saturday.

Showcasing some of North Tyneside’s best young bands and solo artists, 11 performers will take to the stage and the audience will vote for their favourite.

The winner will go on to play at the prestigious Mouth of the Tyne Festival, sharing the bill with world-renowned artists such as James Bay, Bryan Ferry and Will Young.

For more information about the Event @ Segedunum, or to buy a ticket, call (0191) 643 8215 or emailingyoungmayor@northtyneside.gov.uk. Tickets are priced at £3 each.