Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 14.56.31DARLINGTON’S Summer Market is set to end on a musical high as a free Tributes show takes to the Market Square on Sunday 16 August from 1pm – 6pm.

The bands will be paying homage to Freddie Mercury, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Pink, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Take That in a free show supported by Heart Radio and sponsored by Arriva.

The shows will provide the finale to a long weekend of markets fun including a celebration of the 70th anniversary of VE Day with 1940s harmony trio the Hotsie Totsies, The York 40s Dance Group, WW2 Jeep along with children’s entertainment and fairground rides.

Music of a different kind will be ringing around the town on Saturday 15 as Town Criers from across the country compete in the National Town Crier Championships. The first “Cry Off” takes place at the Market Cross at 10.45am.

Throughout the weekend visitors can browse a full range of market stalls offering a host of goods from tasty local produce and more exotic delicacies in what promises to be the biggest market celebration of the year.

Councillor Nick Wallis, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Local Environment and Transport said: “We have shown some real Dunkirk spirit and, despite one wet day, the event has proved to be huge success, drawing people into the town centre from far and wide.

“There really has been something for everyone with free music, street entertainment, workshops, Town Criers and not forgetting the wide range of market stalls.”

The Summer Market is one of a range of things going on throughout the summer in and around Darlington #IngeniousFunDarlo