Hartlepool talent get on stage for The Alzheimer’s Society

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Some of Hartlepool’s best and newest bands will share a stage next month for a charity gig to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.

The Summer Big One will take place at The Studio, in Tower Street, on Saturday, August 1, showcasing more than a dozen acts.

The event follows success of the inaugural Big One in 2013 when over £2,100 was raised for Hartlepool and District Hospice.

Bands performing include Para Alta, singer songwriter Lee Maddison and The White Negroes, Lost State of Dance, Antlez, Dampdog and The Jibes, Tanx, Pek & Wanley, Ian Harrison, Jason Harrison, and First Process Church of Mars.

Organiser Steven Hart, vice chairman of The Studio, said: “We all knew we wanted to organise a summer event to raise funds for charity.

“It’s the summer holidays, it’s festival season, so we are staging an amazing line-up of Hartlepool and Teesside talent. From some of the best up and coming talent, to familiar favourites, there will be something for everyone.”

Doors open at 1pm on August 1, with the bands performing till late. Entrance is £5 with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Trust.

Steven is also taking part in this year’s Great North Run to raise funds for the charity on behalf of The Studio. He added: “I’ve been putting in the miles and am hoping to get a decent time. But on August 1 at The Big One, it’s all about the music and the performers to raise money for the The Alzheimer’s Trust.”

For Summer Big One details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1583081448610578/. To sponsor Steven in the Great North Run, text “DAMP82 £5” to 70070 to donate £5.