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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott and more added to Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Beverly Knight also set to perform over the weekend.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
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 The Mouth of the Tyne Festival has revealed that following a sold out event in 2015 Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will be back on popular demand. Festival organisers have also revealed that Beverly Knight is set to perform. Keep reading for full details below.

North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn, CBE, commented: “I am delighted to welcome these fantastic artists to the line-up – I know many people will be looking forward to watching them in such a special and picturesque setting.

“With such brilliant acts, as well as a programme of free events in the local area, it is sure to be another great year for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

“The weekend attracts around 100,000 visitors a year and provides a huge boost to the local economy– supporting our commitment to making North Tyneside a great and prosperous place to live, work and visit.”

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival takes place in the beautiful conservation status village of Tynemouth in North Tyneside not far from Newcastle upon Tyne. It is a four day cultural celebration of live music, dance and arts by the sea and attracts a huge crowd of 100,000.

The live events take place in the stunning grounds of English Heritage property Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Local street food pop-ups trade under festoon lighting whilst customers gather around shipping bobbins and on reclaimed driftwood seats. Festival-goers can enjoy the view and relax at a jazz stage outside the Priory next to a welcoming pub overlooking the sea. There is also a free programme of international street theatre.

Mouth of the Tyne’s line-up is below, tickets go on sale this Friday 2nd March, 9am:

Tynemouth Priory & Castle:

Thursday 5th July – Paloma Faith (Sold Out)

Friday 6th July – James Arthur Plus Special Guest Gabrielle Aplin (On Sale Now)

Saturday 7th July – Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott Plus Special Guests Field Music

Sunday 8th July – Beverley Knight Plus Special Guest TBA

Playhouse Whitley Bay:

Thursday 5th July – This Is The Kit Plus Special Guests The Cornshed Sisters

Surf Café:

Tuesday 3rd July – Josh Rouse

Mouth of Tyne Festival takes place between 5th and 8th July.

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