Brit-pop band Dubstar will perform at festival

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Popular music act Dubstar are the latest big name signing for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, with singer Sarah Blackwood keen to perform at the historic venue.

The north east Brit-pop dance group Dubstar will appear as special guests of The Human League at Tynemouth Priory on Friday, July 12.

The band achieved nine Top 40 hits including Stars, Anywhere and Not So Manic Now, before splitting in 2000.

The band has now reformed and are busy working on a new album.

The band’s singer Sarah Blackwood said: “We are all excited to be back and we are just taking it slowly and steadily this time.

“We can’t wait to be back in the north east, and Tynemouth is beautiful.

“I did a lot of my growing up in the north east so it’s going to be good to be back.”

The band also features Steve Hillier and guitarist Chris Wilkie, who lives in Tynemouth.

“It will be amazing to perform in Tynemouth as Chris’ kids can come and see daddy at work,” said Sarah.

Dubstar are currently working on their new album, as well as preparing for the gig.

“It’s a work in progress,” said Sarah.

“At the moment we have too many songs, but it’s a nice position to be in.”

Tickets are now on sale for the festival’s full line-up.

For further information see www.visitnorthtyneside.com