More acts are lined up for top festival

Whitley Bay Playhouse
Picture by Jane Coltman
Whitley Bay Playhouse Picture by Jane Coltman

Three more shows have been confirmed as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Ronnie Spector, Frank Turner and The Temperance Movement will play Playhouse Whitley Bay.

Ronnie Spector takes to the stage on Friday, June 17; British Blues rockers The Temperance Movement will perform on Thursday, July 7; and Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls play the festival time on July 9.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday via www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk

Steve Bishop, senior manager of cultural services at North Tyneside Council, said: “We are thrilled to announce yet more exciting artists for the festival and further expand the diverse range of shows on offer.

“The Playhouse Whitley Bay shows offer a great opportunity to see popular artists in a more intimate setting.”

American R&B star Ronnie Spector had a string of hits in the 1960s and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

English folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner returns by popular demand while The Temperance Movement, a British blues rock band, only formed in 2011 but have supported The Rolling Stones and toured in the US.

Other acts already confirmed for the Festival at Tynemouth Priory include north east music legend Bryan Ferry on Thursday, July 7; pop superstar Will Young the following day; and Grammy nominated James Bay on Saturday, July 9 (which is sold out).

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.