A North East steelband is set to take to the stage at a national music festival thanks to support from a local PR firm of the same name.
Fusion Steelband has been selected to play on the Main Stage at the Music for Youth national festival in Birmingham on 7 July.
Northumberland-based Fusion PR has donated £500 towards the cost of transport for band members and their instruments.
The band secured its place at Birmingham having qualified from the Regional Festival Series of Music for Youth held in Wakefield in March.
Musical director Claire Falcus said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talent in our band so we’re incredibly grateful to Fusion PR for helping us get to Birmingham. Without the generosity of local people and businesses our group of amazing young musicians would miss out on this prestigious opportunity to perform.
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