A HARDY bunch of festival goers did not let the rain put them off going to a socially distant event in Teesside on Saturday.

The Lost Time Social Distance Festival event, which took place between Thursday and yesterday, was the first of its kind to take place in Redcar.

Organiser Neil Winterbottom, from Middlesbrough, praised his industry for their creative approach to the festival in light of restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was hosted at Redcar Rugby Club with a range of acts aimed at attracting different crowds on each day.

It featured a comedy club on Thursday, a night of tribute acts on Friday, a big beer garden event and a house music night on Saturday.

The event came to an end yesterday, with a children’s party in the morning and Bingo Revolution in the evening.

Festival goers had to have their temperatures taken before entering the site and were encouraged to maintain social distancing between households throughout.

Saturday's house music event featured acts including Mark Plumb, Liam Dunning and performances by Steve Bone.