Live music all day at The Fish

Steve Bell, landlord of the Fishermans Arms on the Headland, is competing in the Great North Run despite recovering from a heart attack.
Steve Bell, landlord of the Fishermans Arms on the Headland, is competing in the Great North Run despite recovering from a heart attack.

A SELECTION of acoustic musicians will be performing throughout the afternoon and into the evening at a popular Headland pub today.

All Dayer, organised by Hartlepool-based Pindrop events, is being held at the Fishermans Arms from 2pm-11.30pm.

The day of live eclectic and stripped back music marks the 30th event organised by Pindrop, run by Hartlepool man Brian Barnes.

Acts performing throughout the day include Bridget’s Mantle, Lee Maddison, The Gentleman Busker, The Broken Broadcast and Jacob Darley.

Also performing are Over The Yardarm, Just Us Kitchy Retro and The Washing Machines.

Steve Bell, landlord at the Fishermans Arms, in Southgate, has hosted a number of live acts in the past but today’s the first all-day gig for the pub.

Steve, 50, who runs the pub alongside Mandy Jackson, 49, a mum of 14-year-old Emily Whitehead, said: “Brian came up with the idea of an all-day event and I thought it would be great.

“It’s all acoustic stuff which I think will be very well received.

“We have a lot of live acts playing in the pub but this is the first all day event, hopefully it will be the first of many.”

Admission is free.