Called ‘Sounds Northumbrian’, the festival takes place on Sunday at the Engine Shed and will feature singers, instrumentalists, choirs and dancers, who will perform traditional Northumbrian folk music and dance.
The Northumbrian Sounds Choir was specially formed for the event. Led by multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Sandra Kerr, she will sing traditional county folk songs.
Sandra is described as a folk legend, having written songs for Bagpuss on TV. She has also taught her craft to emerging folk musicians at Newcastle University and conducted renowned workshops and choirs.
She is also a well-travelled musician, having performed across the world, and will be featuring artists throughout the day.
She will also perform alongside Jon Doran, a well-known young folk musician.
Gemma Maughan, Administrator of Aln Valley Railway, said: “We look forward to it [the festival] and I hope that many of our supporters, and people who may not yet be familiar with the Aln Valley Railway, will come and enjoy the day.
The festival will take place between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Lionheart Station, including the Buffet Stop Cafe, Shop and Miniature Railway, will be open all day.
A steam train with historic coaches will depart from Lionheart Station at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 3pm, returning from Greenrigg Halt at 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm.
Tickets can be booked online until 9 p.m. the day before travel or in the station shop on the day of travel (subject to availability).