Chefs to cook up a storm at festival

Adam Riley (left) of Rileys Fish Shack in King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth.
Adam Riley (left) of Rileys Fish Shack in King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth.

An award-winning chef is helping co-ordinate the food for concert goers at a popular festival.

Thousands of tickets have already been sold for this summers Mouth of the Tyne Festival, with performers Bryan Ferry, Will Young, James Bay and Lulu to appear at Tynemouth Priory and Castle.

And now they will be enjoying food from Riley’s Fish Shack and a dozen independent street food traders.

Adam Riley was the winner of the public vote at the Scotland and North heat of the 2015 British Street Food Awards, and his crowd-funded Riley’s Fish Shack on King Edward’s Bay has proven a massive hit since opening in late summer 2015.

He has pulled together a huge choice of artisan food with influences from around the world, but very much sourced and produced locally.

Adam said: “With great food and drink, an unbelievable setting and a live sound soundtrack from some incredible artists, this year’s festival is shaping up to be the best yet and a truly unique experience.”

The full list of food traders includes Claw Hide; Sela Bar Pizza; Boozy Q Sausages; Fat Hippo; La Petite Creperie; The Asian Project; Lulu Cooks Chinese; The Doughnut Guy, Manjit’s Kitchen; Crema Caravan; Lulabelles; and Ouseburn Coffee Company.

The festival bar will be run by Wylam Brewery. Since 2000 Wylam has been one of the North East’s favourite breweries and they will bring a whole host of cask and craft keg beers, all super fresh and brewed locally.

Shows at this year’s event from James Bay, Frank Turner, Barry Hyde and Ben Ottewell are already sold out but there are still some tickets available for Bryan Ferry, Will Young and the Sunday family concert featuring Lulu and Lemar.

They can be found at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

The festival, now in its 12th year, has welcomed a vast range of household name artists to North Tyneside including Paul Weller, Beverley Knight, The Script and James Morrison. International street entertainers are once again expected to take to the coastal village to entertain visitors and residents.

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