TRIBUTE bands from around the world will be descending on the North-East later this year for a music weekend.

Tickets are on sale for the Great Tribute Weekend, in the main field at Holme House, Piercebridge, near Darlington, on June 21 and 22.

The Saturday night's entertainment will include the Australian Pink Floyd Show, La Vida Santana, The Bryan Adams Experience and One Jovi. Sunday's events will have a family feel, with the winners of the BBC's Best Live Tribute Band T-Rextasy, Bjorn Again, Fleetwood Bac and the Madonna tribute act Vogue.

Neil Hodgson, managing director of NHP Events, which is organising the show, said: "This is a unique opportunity to experience some of the biggest names in music performing on the same stage. We are thrilled to have discovered such a fantastic venue."

The gates will open at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, with the performances lasting from 4pm until 10pm.

Tickets for each day cost £25 per adult and £15 per child under 12, plus a booking fee.

They can be bought from Ticketmaster on (0870) 534 4444. Further information about the event is available from NHP Events on (01642) 351130.