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St Os Fest raises thousands

Frankie Francis as David Bowie Photo: ITV

Hundreds of people packed Newcastle University's Student Union last night to see top-name bands perform as the musicians who inspired them. More than 600 people bought tickets for St Os Fest, raising more than £10,000.

The event featured The Futureheads who performed as Queen. David 'Jaff' Craig and Barrie Hyde told us how they chose one of the greatest bands of all time, and how they prepared for it.

Also on the bill was The Chapman Family as Kiss, Little Comets as Bon Jovi, Peter Brewis from Field Music and The Cornshed Sisters as Fleetwood Mac,

Frankie Francis, from Frankie and the Heartstrings, chose David Bowie. A topical choice as the man himself has just tuned 66 and it back on the music scene after a decade.

The outfit Frankie wore on stage belongs to his drummer, a man the band described as 'an eccentric character and a great musician'.

Frankie was invited on to the stage during a set by The Futureheads to perform Under Pressure by Queen, here is a taster...

All money raised will go to St Oswald's Hospice, where annual running costs amount to £9.5m. £6.5m of that must be raised through voluntary giving. St Os Fest is just one fundraising event hosted by the St Oswald's team.

See the highlights from the evening here: