Scouting for Girls confirmed for free north east festival

A FAVOURITE British pop band will be heading to the North East this summer, as part of one of the country’s biggest free festivals.

Hit group Scouting For Girls will be appearing in South Shields on July 15 as part of the South Tyneside Summer Festival, the second big name to be unveiled in less than a week.

Hot on the heels of the news that X Factor winner Matt Cardle is to take to the stage at Bents Park on July 22, comes the announcement that the BRIT nominated band will also be heading to South Tyneside.

Scouting For Girls has had a string of hits over the last five years including songs such as She’s So Lovely, It’s Not About You and Elvis Ain’t Dead which has given them a massive following and seen them play sell-out shows across the UK.

Their appearance will consolidate the South Tyneside Summer Festival’s reputation for bringing the best music in the country to the region and giving people the opportunity to enjoy top performers for free.

“This is yet another coup for the South Tyneside Summer Festival and proves once again what an important event this is, not just locally and regionally but nationally,” said Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council.

“We’re delighted that we’re able to bring a band like Scouting For Girls to the town – which is always a sell-out wherever they play – and let the people of South Tyneside and beyond get to see them at no cost.”

The Sunday concerts – with a third big name yet to be announced – are part of a full programme of events that run during the three-month long festival which includes concerts, musical performances and children’s parties.

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