The Mini Mish Mash Virtual Festival

First published: Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Tracks in conjunction with Darlington Borough Council are pleased to announce the return of their vibrant, exciting family friendly festival Mish Mash!


Its launch event last year was a huge success, attracting crowds to Darlington’s market square to dance away and enjoy a plethora of amazing music from around the world, as well as participate in a variety of
unique workshops.

The energy and atmosphere, combined with a blinding hot summer’s day made it an experience to remember.

This year of course we won’t be able to run the festival in quite the same way, but determined as ever to present inspiring music to audiences across the region, we’ll be running a “Mini” Mish Mash, a virtual version so you can enjoy it from your own home or (weather permitting) garden this August Bank Holiday Sunday the 30th.

The fest will feature fun workshops that all ages can participate in, plus over three hours of exclusive performances and content from amazing local bands.

15:30 - 16:00 - Claire Willmer (Workshop)
Opening the event will be a singing workshop from vocal coach Claire Willmer of Voices Of Darlington. Claire will host an upbeat, jam packed session with music, movement and songs to keep the whole family entertained!

16:00 - 16:30 - Kay Greyson (Workshop)
This will be followed by Newcastle’s rising hip-hop star Kay Greyson, who channels the likes of Little Simz with her original blend of uplifting rap that receives regular plaudits from BBC Introducing and more. Kay will be running a fun family hip-hop workshop, as well as sharing some of her own music.

16:30 - 17:15 - The Deadseat
The first band of the day will be Darlington’s own The Deadseat performing foot stomping, gospel blues. No stranger to the town’s live music scene the band will have been sorely missed during lockdown, this will be a great opportunity to enjoy a full half hour set from them.

17:15 - 18:00 - Andy Lawrenson Trio
Next up will be gypsy jazz group the Andy Lawrenson Trio, playing plenty of classics reinterpreted with a touch of class and humour, the perfect mellow music for a (hopefully) sunny bank holiday afternoon.

18:00 - 19:00 - Los Capitanes
Headlining Mini Mish Mash will be “Los Capitanes”, the trio have been regulars at the popular Festival of Ingenuity band stage over the last few years and made an appearance at last year's debut Mish Mash Festival. Blending high quality musicianship with their fun stage presence Los Capitanes are a Spanish-infused 3-piece band based in the North of England. What begins as classic flamenco, can suddenly turn into an energetic mash up of Black Eyed Peas, or cheesy 80’s pop, before catapulting into forgotten renaissance dance anthems played with virtuosic skill, the band needs to be heard to be believed!

You can watch Mini Mish Mash Festival live from 15:30 on Sunday August 30th at:
Tracks Facebook: facebook.com/TracksDarlington
Tracks YouTube: bit.ly/TracksTube

Or the videos will be available for playback thereafter

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