Heaven 17 to headline final festival gig

TICKETS have gone on sale for the headline act on the final day of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Synth-pop legends Heaven 17 – supported by several other acts, including The South and popular local band The Caffreys – will perform at outdoor concert at Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Sunday, July 15, bringing to a close this year’s festival, which also features McFly and The Wanted.

Tickets for Heaven 17 are £10 for adults and £5 for children.

They are available from North Shields Tourist Information Centre; the White Swan Centre, Killingworth; the John Willie Sams Centre, Dudley and North Shields, Whitley Bay, Wallsend and Tynemouth libraries.

Alternatively, ring on (0191) 200 5895.

Coun Glynis Barrie, cabinet member for leisure, culture, tourism and safer communities, said: “Last year, we introduced a new approach to the Sunday concert, which involved a nominal ticket charge, and found we were actually over-subscribed.

“This year, we were keen to improve the quality and profile of the acts and have chosen a ticket price that has enabled us to do that, while still offering great value for money.”

Heaven 17 were formed in Sheffield in the early 80s and had their biggest hit in 1983 with Temptation.

For more details about this year’s festival visit www.mouthofthetynefestival.com