A NEW festival will bring together live music and old traditions in Crook this weekend.

The first Peases Fest music festival will take place in the grounds of Crook Community Leisure Centre on Saturday from 10am to 11pm.

As well as providing musical entertainment to suit a range of tastes and ages, the event will also incorporate a family fun day, as part of efforts to resurrect Crook Community Carnival.

Highlights will include traditional fairground rides, stalls, bouncy castle and games. It is also hoped the carnival floats will be reintroduced in future years.

The fun day begins at 10am, while the music gets underway at noon. Confirmed acts include Hellraiser, The Purest Green, The Spirit Levellers, Eskimo, VS The System, Ghost Marshalls and Steve Wade & Friends, and Alnwicky.

John Winter, of Crook Community Leisure, the charity which is organising the event, said: “This will be a fabulous opportunity to have great fun and, at the same time, support Crook Community Leisure, a local Charity.”

Tickets for the festival cost £10 for people aged 16 and over, £5 for 11 to 16-year-olds and free for children aged ten and under when accompanied by an adult.

Contact 01388-763989 or info@crookleisurecentre.co.uk or visit crookleisurecentre.co.uk