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SMILE WIDE TOGETHER, SUMMER 24

A three-day live music festival in County Durham on Friday to Sunday 27th to 29th September.

The festival will be held at Peterlee and Horden Rugby Club with off-site camping available.

Friday Night - a modern take on the last night of the proms - line up

Saturday - a Live Aid-style re-enactment event - line up

Sunday - up and coming local bands - line up

All our food on-site will be affordably priced and we welcome everyone.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE HERE

In the lead up to this year's festival we ran two smaller Smile For Val events to raise money.

Read about Val's story hereOur first event was held on the 28th July at Murton Colliery Club (The Legion) in Murton, Seaham and was a great success - thanks to all who came and supported the event. The second event was our Christmas Smile for Jol fundraising event on the 8th December at Bilton Hall Community Centre, Jarrow with local bands, tombola, Smile Bingo Boogie, licensed bar and food.

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"WHERE WORDS FAIL, MUSIC SPEAKS."

Hans Christian Andersen

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MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

You will sing at the top of your lungs!

Smile Wide Together will feature a diverse lineup of local musicians, performing artists and tribute acts to keep you thoroughly entertained across three days.

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New and local talent

  • New unsigned artists

  • Local bands

  • Performing arts: dance, comedy & theatre

  • + Special Guest

BAND PLAYING AT A LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Live Aid re-enactment and memory day

  • Cover bands: as close to the same line-up as the original Live-Aid

  • 'Smile For Val' is a talk on why we're here and a moment for us all to think of those we have lost and how we will continue to celebrate their lives

  • Performing arts: dance, comedy & theatre

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WELCOME TO SMILE WIDE TOGETHER, 2024

A brand new, three-day music festival for 2024 created by local people of the North East looking to support friends, families and the local music scene, with all profits going to the homeless and hospices. 

A celebration of the lives we have and the ones we have lost through the power of music. We have begun curating an exciting and entertaining three days of live music from local talent to the North East, during Summer 2024. 

We welcome anyone and everyone who has had a loss within their lives or wants to support those who have.

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE
SMILE WIDE TOGETHER 24

Smile Wide Together will feature a diverse lineup of local musicians, performing artists and tribute acts to keep you thoroughly entertained across three days.

PASSES NOW AVAILABLE

TWO DAY PASS

Saturday and Sunday

  • Event Wristband

  • All Day Entry both days

WEEKEND PASS

Friday to Sunday

  • Event Wristband

  • All Day Entry -All 3 Days

WEEKEND CAMPING

Camping

Please note camping will not be on the festival site at Peterlee and Horden Rugbly Club - we are currently finalising our local camp site locations with our partners

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SHOWCASE @ SMILE WIDE TOGETHER

Smile Wide Together Live Music Festival looks to bring the North East's undiscovered gems into the spotlight. We are also interested in local bands, tribute acts and performing arts acts. Think you belong on stage? Would you like to be on our lineup? Contact the Smile Wide Together team today with a link to your music or performance and your contact details, and we will get right back to you.

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MOUTHWATERING FOOD & DRINK*

We aim to offer delicious and affordable family-friendly food and drink from locally sourced vendors. Think festival food plus some North East delicacies that will you go, yum! We will make sure to include vegetarian and vegan options.

*You cannot bring alcohol to the event. Food, drinks and alcohol will be available to purchase at the event. Show support to your local community of vendors and the festival to keep it moving forward. 

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Festival food, drink and craft vendors

SMALL STALLS AND VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR SMILE WIDE TOGETHER LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024 ARE NOW OPEN.

Are you a food and drink vendor? Do you hand-make and sell your wares? We believe in supporting our local community and would love to hear from local small business owners. 

If you are interested in trading at Smile Wide Together Live Music Festival, please apply using our form with your details. Please include what you would like to sell with links to your social media or website, where you are based, any pictures of your set-up and products. If you are applying to sell food and drink, just include a menu or a link to one. 

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