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Sam Fender to Headline Mouth of the Tyne Festival

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The 15th annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival takes place this summer, with shows from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July in the surroundings of Tynemouth Priory and Castle, and this year features a local North Shields artist as one of the headline acts!

North Shields born artist Sam Fender is headlining the main stage on Thursday night. The Brits Award Critics Choice 2019 winner will bring his alternative rock style to Tynemouth to kick off what is likely to be a big summer for the up and coming performer.

Friday sees solo acoustic star Jack Savoretti headlining the main stage. The London based artist has 6 studio albums behind him and brings a set list packed with hits. The headline act on Saturday is an 80’s legend – Rick Astley! The ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ hitmaker has sold over 40 million records worldwide and will be playing a mix of old classics as well as songs from his recently released album ‘Beautiful Life’.

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival takes place in Tynemouth and is a four day cultural celebration of live music, dance and arts by the sea, attracting around 100,000 people.

Live music concerts take place in the grounds of English Heritage property Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Local street food pop-ups trade under festoon lighting whilst festival go-ers gather around shipping bobbins and on reclaimed driftwood seats.

There’s a jazz stage outside the Priory next to a welcoming pub overlooking the sea. A free programme of international street theatre provides the entertainment.

Hundreds of local children learn new music skills in the weeks leading up to the event and participate in a colourful parade to kick things off. Surf lessons take place a stone’s throw away and cruise ships enter the River Tyne just beyond the headland.

There’s an innovative programme of dance and one-off attractions on the platforms of Grade II listed Tynemouth Station, as well as evening concerts at the Playhouse Whitley Bay and Tynemouth’s Surf Café.

The festival will also feature a free programme of events including international street entertainment, live jazz music and a children’s pageant. This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.

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