CROWDS were dancing in the streets of the North-East over weekend with the return of a popular music festival.

Durham city, a week after the Big Meeting brought 200,000 visitors to the streets, once again welcomed the sound of brass.

Streets of Brass was held on Saturday and Sunday and meant the Market Place and Millennium Place and beyond was filled with tunes.

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The line-up included Artistas del Gremio, who covered everything from AC/DC to a gentle waltz, and Back Chat Brass, whose roots lie in pop, funk and hip-hop.

Oompah Brass, the festival’s longest serving band, brought their own unique Bavarian oompah twist to rock, pop and film classics, with tunes from the Rocky theme tune to Bohemian Rhapsody

Hannabiell Sanders and Midnight Blue fused Afro-Caribbean and Latin percussion, jazz, Afro-beat, Funk and Reggae.

A festival spokesman said: “Their music not only produces an invigorating party atmosphere, it also demands audience participation.”