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Fans 'buzzing' after Rod rocks Brunton Park

Elizabeth, Claire and Elaine enjoying the concert Credit: ITV Border

Fans have been full of praise for rock legend Rod Stewart after his performance at Brunton Park in Carlisle on Tuesday evening.

Thousands of people turned out to watch him perform his classic hits like "Maggie May" and "Do you think i'm sexy?".

Eve Louden and her signed football Credit: ITV Border

"What a performance. He's my lifelong hero and i'm still buzzing. I couldn't sleep for singing the songs over and over in my head.

"To top it off i managed to get my hands on a signed football. Sir Rod Stewart- a true entertainer."

– Eve Louden, Rod Stewart superfan
Steve and Annemarie travelled up from Surrey for the gig Credit: ITV Border
Showing off his moves Credit: ITV Border
Muriel Robinson from Lochmaben says she refuses to grow old Credit: ITV Border


Crawick Multiverse ready for Summer Solstice

Crawick Multiverse Solstice Events Preview, Sanquhar Credit: Colin Hattersley

Organisers of the Summer Solstice festival say they're prepared for a weekend of music, performance and artwork.

The three-day event takes place at Crawick Multiverse near Sanquhar from June 24th to June 26th.

Some of the entertainment taking place includes a procession featuring a dozen riders a pipe band and dancers, a cosmic treasure hunt and the unveiling of Charles Jenck’s new mosaic entitled Solar Flare/Earth Shield.

The event will celebrate music, performannce and art Credit: Colin Hattersley

“We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to an extraordinary fusion of art, science and entertainment. To bring together artists, world renowned scientists, superb performers and so many members of the local community is quite wonderful – and will be a huge amount of fun.”

– Charles Jencks, Artist

Carlisle set for surprise Stone Roses gig

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses performing at the Isle of Wight Festival. Credit: PA

A surprise gig by The Stone Roses takes place at the Sands Centre in Carlisle this evening.

Tickets for the event went on sale last Saturday, just hours after the concert had been announced online.

Fans had to head to the venue to buy them in person over the weekend, and bring along an item of band memorabilia to be eligible.


Let's go fly a kite!

Hundreds of amateur and professional kiters are expected to attend Birdoswald Roman Fort this weekend for the Carlisle Kite Festival.

Husband and wife Peter and Sarah Bindon are on hand to teach the festival goers how to fly kites.

There is also a chance for you to design your own kite and then take it up to the skies in the surrounds of the Roman Fort.

The festival is on until Monday.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival breaks box office records

The 2016 Dumfries and Galloway Arts festival is underway and is expected to attract record numbers. Ticket sales are up around 40% on last year, with another week's worth of performances still to come. People from across the region have the chance to experience everything from acoustic Scottish folk song to stand-up comedy shows. Lori Carnochan reports.

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