Let's Rock the North East: Rain fails to stop the party in Sunderland as thousands enjoy festival

Thousands of music lovers did not let a bit of rain stop their fun.

Thursday, 13th June 2019, 9:02 am
Thousands of people at Let's Rock the North East.
Thousands of people at Let's Rock the North East.

Let’s Rock the North East took place at Sunderland’s Herrington Country Park on Saturday, June 8 – and despite a battering from Storm Miguel, the retro festival was packed and ready to party.

The line-up featured Chesney Hawkes, Captain Sensible, T’Pau, Status Quo, Marc Almond, Betty Boo, Limahl, Owen Paul, Belouis Some, From the Jam, Kim Appleby, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Black Lace’s Conga Party and Jason Donovan.

All smiles as Let's Rock the North East comes to Sunderland.

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The rain failed to dampen the spirits of gig-goers.
Betty Boo on stage at the Let's Rock the North East.
Out in full force at Herrington Country Park.
Capturing the moment on camera.
Limahl on stage.
Partying on through the rain.
Captain Sensible entertains the audience.
Cheers to the weekend at Let's Rock the North East.
Betty Boo was part of the line-up for Let's Rock the North East in Sunderland.
Throwing some shapes at Let's Rock the North East.
It was acceptable in the 80s.
Prepared for all weathers.
Chesney Hawkes proves he's the one and only.
The scene at Herrington Country Park for Let's Rock the North East.
Festivals are fun whatever the weather.
Dancing to a brand new beat.
Feeling sparkly for a Saturday.
Crowds as far as the eye can see.
We don't care about the weather!
The wrath of Storm Miguel did not stop the fun in Sunderland.
Ready to rock!
Rachel Smith, Judith Allon, Denise Fletcher and Lesley Turnbull from South Shields.
Thumbs up for Let's Rock the North East!
Crowds came from across the region to attend the retro festival.
Poised to sing along.
Stepping out in style.
Looking super in Sunderland.
Taking cover from the rain.
Appropriate headware at the Let's Rock the North East.
Honey Monster Steve Duffy and wife Gail.
Smiling for our cameras at Let's Rock the North East.
Rocking all over Herrington Country Park.
Louise Swailes (left) and Nicola Bush bringing some festival glamour.
Heading in to the site for a weekend of musical fun.
Geoff and Lesley Mason channeling their inner Beetlejuice.
Music fans queuing.