The Dales are alive with the sound of music

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Musicians will rock a Matlock Bath bandstand as part of a programme of free entertainment.

There will be a Bandstand Marathon in the Derwent Gardens on Sunday, featuring a selection of young pop, soul and acoustic musicians showcasing their talents.

The event is free and has been organised by Fleet Arts and is part of a series of concerts run across the country to coincide with the London 2012 festival closing ceremony.

The show will culminate in a performance by the local soul singer Jamie Joseph.

Jamie will play a mixture of original and reworked material and has gained national recognition with recent airtime on BBC radio 1xtra alongside performances at variety of festivals including the Derbyshire Ynot festival.

He will be joined by other rising stars of the local music scene such as The Roundheads and Chase the Rain.

Julian Butt, Fleet Arts music project coordinator, said: “It has been great to be invited to organise an event on the bandstand, it is a wonderful setting and we hope people will turn out to support this wealth of local young talent.”

The concert begins at 2pm and finishes a 4pm.