Morrison set for return to Mouth of Tyne festival

James Morrison with Mayor Linda Arkley.
James Morrison with Mayor Linda Arkley.

BRIT award winner James Morrison is set to make a welcome return to the borough this summer.

The chart topper has been announced as one of the headline acts for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

And James is no stranger to the festival, having played at the venue – at Tynemouth Priory and Castle – three years ago, where tickets sold out in record time.

The popular solo artist is playing only a handful of dates this year, choosing the Tynemouth setting to perform hits from his three platinum albums.

James will be appearing at the festival on Saturday, July 13, with acts still to be announced for the Friday and Sunday concerts.

Tickets for James cost £25 each plus a booking fee, and go on sale from 9am on Thursday, March 7, at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 844 0444.

Mayor Linda Arkley said: “I am delighted to welcome James Morrison back to North Tyneside.

“Securing another high calibre music act for a sixth consecutive year is testament to the event being established as one of the north’s favourite summer festivals.

“Tourism is worth £243m to the borough’s economy and this festival is a key event in our calendar.”

Best known for the hits ‘You Give Me Something’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘You Make It Real’ and ‘I Won’t Let You Go’, Warwickshire-born James Morrison is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist who has enjoyed chart-topping success since his rise to fame in 2006.

Previous acts who have performed to thousands of people at Tynemouth Priory and Castle as part of the festival include chart toppers The Wanted, McFly, The Script, Scouting for Girls, Beverley Knight and Alexandra Burke.

Supported this year by Kier North Tyneside, the four-day festival features live music, theatrical entertainment and special one-off performances in and around Tynemouth.

Further details of the weekend’s programme of acts will be announced soon.

For more information about the Mouth of the Tyne Festival email events@northtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 643 7409.