WATCH: Hundreds turn out for We Are Family music festival in Hartlepool

Hundreds of music fans have turned out to see top bands take to the stage in Hartlepool.

The second We Are Family festival is taking place at Jackson’s Landing in the town following a successful inaugural event in 2015.

Social Room perform at the We Are Family music event in Hartlepool.

Social Room perform at the We Are Family music event in Hartlepool.

The event, organised by Hartlepool music collective The Jar Family, will see a total of 16 different acts perform for the public.

Newcastle rock band Little Comets are headlining the main stage inside the former shopping centre building, with Teeside’s Cattle & Cane topping the bill on the outdoor stage.

A range of beers are available with burger company Fat Hippo also attending as well as ice cream and cake sellers.

Among those watching was Hannah Harrison, 26, who was there to support boyfriend Steven Bardgett, 24, who plays guitar in Mouses.

“There are some really good bands on like Avalanche Party, Little Commets and Plaza,” said Hannah, of Billingham.

“They’ve got some of the best groups from the area to play.”

Dean Jones, 42, of Stockton, said: “I like Paratastic but Hyde and Beast are good as well so I want to catch them.

“There should be more things on like this in Hartlepool because plenty of people have come along.”

Donna Smith, 33, from Hartlepool, said: “The weather’s stayed quite nice so I’m not surprised that a lot of people are here.”

Also performing at We Are Family are Kingsley Chapman & the Murder, Serinette, Samantha Durnan, Social Room and Liliput.

Councillors in Hartlepool voted earlier this month to knock down the former Jacksons Landing shopping mall at a cost of £40,000.

The authority bought the site for £1.5million using an interest-free loan in 2013.

It has been empty for more than 10 years.

Demolition work on the site, which has become a target for anti-social behaviour, is due to begin this week.