Thousands descend on Tynemouth for festival

Parked by Flex dance group at Tynemouth Station for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Picture by Jane Coltman

Parked by Flex dance group at Tynemouth Station for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Picture by Jane Coltman

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Crowds have descended on Tynemouth as the ever popular Mouth of the Tyne Festival returns.

Entertainment and activities are taking place throughout the village today.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott kicked off the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott kicked off the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Visitors have lined up along Front Street to catch a glimpse of the street performers and parades taking place.

And there has been more family fun for young and old taking place in Tynemouth Station.

The Festival kicked off last night (Friday) with a concert at Tynemouth Priory featuring Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Tonight, The Specials and Roots Manuva will take to the stage.