Sunderland’s finest indie-rock heroes the Futureheads will perform alongside a string of other North East bands at a new festival to be launched in Sunderland next month.

Split festival will take place at Ashbrooke Sports Club in Sunderland on Sunday October 4.

As well as the Futureheads, Field Muse and B>E>A>K will perform at the bash, with Frankie And The Heartstrings, Penetration and Sea Of Glass as further support.

As if that’s not enough, the PR bumf informs us that there will also be “a cornucopia of other festival treats including magicians, stilt walkers, fire eaters, comedians, face painters and fireworks”. Wowzers. Sounds great!

Richard Amundsen of B>E>A>K helped to organise the festival. He said: “Nothing really happens in Sunderland like this and it’s the time of the year where people often look for something different to do.”

Tickets are £19.50 (with under 8s admitted for nowt, so take the kids) and are available from a variety of North East venues including Ashbrooke Sports Club, Hot Rats Records, SUN FM, Sunderland Echo, RPM Newcastle and also from here.

More details on the event can be found at its website.

This article was written for TMM.

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