Local Band Picnic to perform at Fire Station opening

Written by on 14th February 2018

Spark Local Music favourites, Picnic, will be performing in front of royalty next week when they take the stage at the opening of the Old Fire Station. 

Last week, it was announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit Sunderland next Wednesday when they’ll officially open the development at the Old Fire Station and visit Sunderland’s new bridge.

And to help welcome our royal visitors, Sunderland band Picnic will also perform as part of the opening celebrations.

Picnic are a seven piece indie jazz pop band based here in Sunderland and have featured on our Local Music Show and as part of Spark’s wider local music playlist.

On Twitter the band were very excited to perform in front of royalty.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also meet with construction workers involved in the Northern Spire project on their official visit to the City next Wednesday, 21st February.

Kate and Wills will travel across the bridge over the River Wear and before hand open the new centre of culture in Sunderland as they visit the Old Fire Station development off High Street West.

Picnic have featured on Spark’s local music coverage numerous times and even this month the band have once again made our Local Music Playlist.

Madame Butterfly, from the band’s ‘Nothing to Write Home About’ EP, is currently one of 24 local music tracks for February which you’ll hear as part of daytime playlist.

Meanwhile the lead track from the EP, Bill You Murray Me, enjoyed success last year and the music video even features some of the Spark team!


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