Café to play host to Festival acts

Ben Ottewell, who will perform at the Surf Cafe in Tynemouth as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Picture by Timm Cleasby/The Picture Found.

Ben Ottewell, who will perform at the Surf Cafe in Tynemouth as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Picture by Timm Cleasby/The Picture Found.

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A coastal café is to play host to more acts involved in a popular festival.

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival will host some special one-off shows at the Surf Café in Tynemouth, recently voted the best independent music venue in the North East.

Barry Hyde, who will perform at the Surf Cafe in Tynemouth as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Barry Hyde, who will perform at the Surf Cafe in Tynemouth as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

A limited number of tickets are available for the shows in July, due to the intimate nature of the venue.

Futureheads lead singer and guitarist Barry Hyde will perform his new album Malody at the Surf Café on Thursday, July 7.

On the following night – Friday, July 8 – Gomez front man Ben Ottewell will be performing, giving fans a rare chance to see the English singer-songwriter up close and personal in a special venue.

The final show will take place on Sunday, July 10, when BBC Newcastle will stage an ‘Introducing’ night.

They will bring some of the region’s best talent to the café, with free admission and no tickets required on the night.

Tickets for Barry Hyde and Ben Ottewell go on sale at 9am on Friday at www.seetickets.com.

As part of the Festival, Tynemouth Priory and Castle will host North East music legend Bryan Ferry on Thursday, July 7, and pop superstar Will Young the following night.

Lulu and Lemar head the line-up for the festival’s family day on Sunday, July 10. A show by Grammy-nominated James Bay on Saturday, July 9, is already sold out.

The festival is organised by North Tyneside Council, supported by Kier, Tyne Met College, Port of Tyne and Arts Council England.

For more information, see www.mouthofthetynefestival.com or email events@northtyneside.gov.uk