Plenty of festival fun is planned at Palace Green

Berwick Acadamys Hannah Heston with teacher (and organiser) Tim Roake with the winning poster design for the 'Summer Sounds on the Pavilion' event
Berwick Acadamys Hannah Heston with teacher (and organiser) Tim Roake with the winning poster design for the 'Summer Sounds on the Pavilion' event

After two years of fine weather, organisers of Berwick festival Summer Sounds at the Pavilion are hoping for more of the same next weekend.

The one-day event will once again make a home for itself on Palace Green from 1pm-11.15pm on Saturday, June 21, meaning there is more than 10 hours of entertainment for revellers to look forward to.

The festival is raising money for the upkeep and operation of the pavilion which is currently in the middle of a substantial face lift that has already seen the laying of a new floor and will include an extension and new kitchen some time in the near future.

After raising between £1,500 and £2,000 over the past two years, Tim Roake and Merrick Thomson from the organising team are feeling ambitious and hoping to make closer to £3,000 this time round.

They’ve once again received great support from Berwick Town Council which has made a donation for the third year in a row.

The man responsible for putting together the eclectic line up for Summer Sounds at the Pavilion is no stranger to the local stage himself.

Iain Petrie has played many an event on both sides of the border and said assembling a bill of musicians for an event like Summer Sounds made him realise once again how much talent the area has.

“The quality of the music is absolutely unbelievable,” he told us. “I was at Party on the Parade last month and was absolutely blown away by the talent on stage there.

“It’s really hard trying to put together a lineup as you have to exclude people.

“So there are some acts who played last year that aren’t back and others who didn’t play last year who are on the bill this time.”

This year’s lineup includes headliners Waiting for Pedro, Berwick favourite Electric Penelope, Jesse Rae, Hazel Quinn, JJ and Georgia Punton who was one of the stars of Party on the Parade.

You may have noticed the eye catching promotional posters for Summer Sounds at the Pavilion in and around Berwick.

They were designed by Berwick Academy student Hannah Heston, who won a competition run by the organisers to create the poster.

Admission to Summer Sounds at the Pavilion will be £3; under-16s free.

Once inside there will be plenty of refreshments to enjoy whilst you take in the performances with a variety of food and drink on offer including a new addition for 2014 - candy floss.

Organisers would like to point out that no dogs will be allowed at the event.