Answering questions on Mouth of the Tyne Festival

The Rainbow Stilt Dancers on Front Street at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2017'Picture by Jane Coltman
The Rainbow Stilt Dancers on Front Street at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2017'Picture by Jane Coltman

With the Mouth of the Tyne Festival here, this is a full rundown of the four-day event.

World-renowned artists Paloma Faith, James Arthur, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, and Beverley Knight will take to the stage at Tynemouth Priory and Castle.

Other musicians will perform at Playhouse Whitley Bay and emerging North East talent at Tynemouth’s Surf Café.

There is also free street entertainment and activities for children.

For more visit but here are the answers to some questions

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available from or, and in person at Playhouse Whitley Bay for Sunday afternoon.

Can children attend the Priory concerts?

Yes, children of all ages can attend the concerts. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged five to 15 years require a ticket.

What time are the concerts?

For evening concerts, gates open at 6pm with support acts starting at around 7pm. Concerts finish by 10pm. For Sunday afternoon, gates open at 11.45am and the concert finishes by 7pm.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Food and drink is available on site, but people can also bring their own. Alcohol is allowed in moderate quantities. Glass is NOT permitted. Bag searches will be carried out. No BBQs are permitted.

Is there any seating inside the Priory?

No, they are standing concerts. There is accessible viewing area to the side of the stage for those with disabilities and additional needs. People bringing chairs and picnic rugs are advised to find a location to the side.

If I need to leave the concert can I get back in?

No. There is no re-admittance once inside the Priory.

Is there a cash machine?

There is no ATM on site.

Are dogs allowed?

No dogs, except guide dogs.

Can I take photos?

Yes. Capturing photos of friends, family and performers for personal use is fine. However, any photography or filming for commercial or professional use is not allowed without prior authorisation or the issue of a media pass.

What else is on over the weekend?

There’s an exciting free programme of dance, music and entertainment at Tynemouth Station and Front Street over the weekend. See for more information.

Where can I park?

Parking will be extremely limited in and around Tynemouth Village. We recommend that you use public transport wherever possible. All concerts finish by 10pm. If travelling by car, please note Front Street will be closed. There is nearby off-road pay and display parking.

Visitors can park all day for £1 at Northumberland Park Metro Station and take the Metro to Tynemouth. Parking is free after 5pm and free all day on Sundays.

There will also be a park and ride service from Beaconsfield to Tynemouth Village, running every 20 minutes, throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. See for timings.