THE hills of the North Tyne will be alive with the sound of music as a much-loved festival makes its return. The Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival, better known as BAAFest, takes place in the first week of September.

Since 2010 this well-established festival has attracted music lovers from across the UK and gained a reputation among musicians as one of their favourite places to perform.

Held at Brown Rigg Lodges, in Bellingham, there will be three covered stages with seating and two real ale bars.

There are tickets for 300 people and it is this intimate feel that makes the festival so special. The event will see 30 acts take to the stage.

Brown Rigg Lodges and Guest Rooms are available to book for the festival by contacting the Brown Rigg team.

Find out more at the BAAFest website.