Pools goes pop

HERE is another chance to see pictures from a charity music event that proved to be a huge hit.

Thousands of music fans took to the turf at Hartlepool United’s Victoria Park ground to enjoy an array of local talent at the Pitch Invasion festival.

The band All and I on-stage.

The band All and I on-stage.

The two-day event, organised by town-based charity Red Dreams, was dubbed a huge success.

Red Dreams founder Dawn McManus, who recently changed her name to Red Dreams, with a middle name consisting of the organisation’s 79 acts, said the event could not have gone better.

The 41-year-old, who set up the organisation with husband Ian, 42, following the death of their son Kyle from a brain haemorrhage aged 16 in 2007, added: “There was a lot of feedback from people saying ‘that was the best £3 I ever spent’.”

Among the top acts to take to the main stage and marquee were members of the Whitby Street South-based Red Dreams, as well as more established Hartlepool bands.

The event was headlined by tribute acts Howaysis and Kings of Lyon, who followed bands including The Jar Family, The White Negroes and Mercedes.

Dawn, from Lennox Walk, Hartlepool, said lots of young spectators had now put their names down to join Red Dreams.