A POPULAR family music and arts festival is set to return to County Durham for its fifth year.

Harambee Pasadia Music and Dance Camping Festival will be held in Barnard Castle from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 29.

As well as performances by a multitude of artists including Sekou Keita, Black Voices and an Afro Fusion Ceilidh Band, several interactive workshops will also be on offer at The TCR Hub, in the town.

Different arts from West African drumming to salsa dancing, yoga, and Capoeira will also be available as well as a wellbeing area offering massage therapy, hair braiding and gong baths and activities such as BMX, high ropes, canoeing, paddle boarding and wood carving.

A new space called speakers’ corner where a series of conversation, presentation and life skills building activities based around social justice and unity will also be held.

The four-day family camping extravaganza is available to all ages and under fives go free.

The Afro-fusion festival was founded and organised collectively by Newcastle-based musicians, Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis del Carmen Suriel.

Ms Sanders said the “vision of the festival, is to create a community and network of artists, thinkers, activists, community leaders and volunteers that can come together, inspire one another and work together in a sustainable way”.

Tickets are now available by visiting harambeepasadia.com/tickets.html or for more information search for Harambee Pasadia on Facebook and twitter.