FOUR bands will perform live at a launch party next week for a music festival in Darlington.

The launch for Oxjam Darlo will be held at The Forum Music Centre, in Borough Road, at 6.30pm on Thursday (September 4).

Weekend Sun, Capture, Atlas Wynd and Costa Del Soul are the bands booked to perform at the event.

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The first act will take the stage at 7pm.

Entry to the launch party is free, although there will be fundraising on the night, with proceeds to be split evenly between Oxfam and the Friends of the Forum.

More than 40 bands are booked for the festival itself, which takes place at a number of venues across Darlington on Sunday, October 12.

Festival tickets, priced at £8, are on sale now at

For more details, search for Oxjam Darlo on Facebook, or follow @oxjamdarlo on Twitter.