STANLEY’S Burning Rock festival returns for its third year on Saturday includes live music from headliner Blakk Sabbath, plus Tubesnake, Balls of Steel, Fallen Mafia, No Ordinary Angel and Conner Middleton.

Blakk Sabbath, who will headline with the best of Ozzy-era are looking forward to playing the festival. Rik Lambert said: “To be headlining a fantastic local festival in our inaugural year was definitely beyond our hopes or expectations. We are very thankful for the opportunity and are massively looking forward to playing alongside the other great bands (some of whom are good friends of ours) and bringing the sound of Sabbath to Stanley Burning Rock Festival.”

The event offers a family friendly day of live entertainment including a licensed bar, food vending and market stalls, and a fun packed day out for all the family with free children’s activities, inflatables and face painting. There will also be live wrestling matches from Northern Championship Wrestling.

This year’s event will be held under a large marquee providing a warm, lively atmosphere for everyone to enjoy the music.

Joe McMahon from organisers Stanley Events, said: “We are looking forward to bringing Burning Rock to Stanley for its third time. We will have a great day filled with entertainment for families and music lovers alike.”

Stanley Burning Rock Festival takes place at the Stanley Community Football Centre on Tyne Road, Stanley, and gates will open at 12.30pm, with live music until 9.00pm.

Advance tickets are available now for £5 and those bought on the day will cost £6. Children under 16 will get in free but must be accompanied and supervised by a full paying adult over 18 years old. Tickets are available from Stanley Community Football Centre, PACT House 39 Front Street, Stanley or online at:

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