Darlington Drum Festival

First published: Wednesday 02 Jun 2021

The free Darlo Drum Festival is set to return on Saturday June 5 and will see a mixture of sounds in the town centre with drumming from around the world.

Seven acts will roam around the town entertaining visitors and the sights and sounds of Rio will come to the streets between 10pm and 4pm.


The full timetable for the event can be found at enjoydarlington.com.

The last time Darlo Drum Festival came to the time was in 2019 and saw a police officer enjoy it so much that he started dancing to the rhythm.

Amy Emerton, a festival visitor who captured the incident said: "I loved the fact he joined in as you see so many police or PCSOs on duty that are so serious and don't even smile."

The timetable for the event is as follows:

Northgate and High Row

10:00 – 10:30 Stilt Batteristas

11:00 – 11:30 Drum Nation

12:00 – 12:30 Baque de Ogum

13:00 – 13:30 The Bangshees

14:00 – 14:30 The Bangshees

15:00 – 15:30 Drum Nation

Skinnergate

10:30 – 11:00 The Bangshees

11:30 – 12:00 The Bangshees

12:30 – 13:00 Drum Nation

13:30 – 14:00 Baque de Ogum

14:30 – 15:00 Samba Flash Squad

15:30 – 16:00 Stilt Batteristas

Blackwellgate/Grange Road

10:00 – 10:30 Simon Wood

11:00 – 11:30 Stilt Batteristas

12:00 - 12:30 Simon Wood

13:00 – 13:30 Samba Flash Squad

14:00 – 14:30 Drum Nation

Market Square and West Row

10:30 – 11:00 Baque de Ogum

11:30 – 12:00 Pantasy Steel Band

12:30 – 13:00 Pantasy Steel Band

13:30 – 14:00 Pantasy Steel Band

14:30 – 15:00 Baque de Ogum

Clarks Yard

11:00 – 11:30 Simon Wood

12:00 – 12:30 Samba Flash Squad

14:00 – 14:30 Simon Wood

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