16 May 2017
Musical medley at Miners’ Picnic
Saturday 10 June
10am – 5pm
The Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2017 is promising to be a musical treat not to miss this year! Alongside local favourites Lindisfarne headlining, we are really pleased musicians from last year’s Reflection Connection bait project have re-united to perform.
Brass Marras, featuring Ashington Colliery Band, Bedlington Brass Band, Ellington Colliery Band and Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band will take to the stage again this year – we can’t wait!
The Picnic also marks the start of our new commission #Wonderfolk. Alistair Anderson, one of Britain’s folk scene finest instrumentalists, will be awakening the WonderFolk by performing a very special ballad in their honour…
Alongside the celebrations, you can take time to remember Woodhorn’s unique heritage at the Miners’ Memorial Service, or visit the Battle of Orgreave exhibition providing a unique perspective into early 1980s Britain.