STUDENTS at Durham and Houghall Community College, in Peterlee, were stunned when rock band Wheatus performed as part of the college's music festival.

Frontman Brendan B Brown said: "We just wanted to try out our new album and get used to playing the songs. And we thought it would be a great way to reward the real fans."

The band's single Americans In Amsterdam, will be released in June, followed by their second album, Hand Over Your Loved Ones, in July.