The Bunker is proud to be programming the performers at this years Sunderland Live. The Sunderland Live Fringe Festival gives everyone the chance to experience free live music and street performance between the 27 May and 17 June.
There's something for everyone, including;
Squares and Corners
A programme of music and street entertainment.
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday. 12noon - 5pm at Park Lane, High Street West and The Bridges Shopping Centre.
Activity will also take place at St Peter's Campus between 12noon and 5pm on Saturday 28 and Monday 30 May to entertain the crowds en route to the concerts at the Stadium of Light.
Party in the Park
Sunday 29 May, 2pm - 7pm at Mowbray Park
nearest Metro: Sunderland Central
Bring a picnic and a rug for an afternoon of live music from some of the best of the region's finest Indie folk acts and singer songwriters including Cattle And Cane, Chased by Wolves and Sharks Took The Rest - three of the North East's hottest emerging alternative bands.
Look out for Independent's Old Friends/Bookends Collective - live in the park for one day only, featuring Martin Longstaff, Rebecca Young, Morris Ford, Matt Stalker and Richard Smith.
Sunderland Soul & Funk Sessions
Monday 30 May, 12noon - 5pm at Mowbray Park
Live Funk and Soul music with local groove merchants Nick Pride & The Pimptones, Soul Technique + Village Soul DJs.
Sounds of Park Lane
Saturday 4 June, 12noon - 5pm
Nearest Metro: Park Lane Interchange
An afternoon of the best emerging alternative bands and DJs from the North East's thriving music scene including We Beat The System, The Castells, Athletes in Paris, Gallery Circus, Mausi and Vintage Revolution. More acts TBC.
Sound it Out
Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June
Various locations across the city centre.
An exciting opportunity for young people to participate in free music workshops spanning five days. Sample various instruments and techniques, test out your vocals and build up your act or improve your skills for the finale performance, which will take place at Independent on Saturday 11 June 2011.
For more info or to sign up, please contact The Bunker on 0191 567 1777.
Tunstall Hill Sessions
27 May – 17 June
Experience audio and visual pleasure through a series of live music performances conceived in a room at the foot of Tunstall Hill, Sunderland. Tunstall Hill Sessions captures a growing number of established local artists including Duncan Lloyd (Maximo Park), Coal Train, The Lake Poets and Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) performing in alternative settings. View the Mackem trios’ work at various city centre locations during the Fringe.
(Pop up exhibition by Ian West)
27 May – 17 June
The Bridges Shopping Centre
Award-winning North East photographer, Ian West has spent the last two years on the road and in the studio with some of the region's biggest bands including Frankie and the Heartstrings, The Futureheads and Field Music. View key pieces of his work throughout the duration of the festival.
Plus more to be announced
For more information about Sunderland Live and other events taking place in the city keep checking: www.sunderlandlive.co.uk