First acts for Mouth of the Tyne Festival are announced

The first two acts for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival have been revealed.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 9:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 4:18 pm
The Lighthouse Family, who will be appearing at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Keane and Lighthouse Family are the first headline artists confirmed for the event, organised by North Tyneside Council.

Multi award-winning British rock band Keane have sold over 13 million records worldwide and are best known for hits including ‘Everybody’s Changing’, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, ‘Is It Any Wonder?’ and ‘This Is The Last Time’.

They will play Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Friday, July 10.

Keane, who will be performing at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

The Lighthouse Family was formed in Newcastle in the early 90s by Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker who met while studying at university and working at the same bar.

Their debut album Ocean Drive sold more than 1.8 million copies in the UK alone and they are known for huge hits like ‘Lifted’, ‘Ocean Drive’, ‘Raincloud’ and ‘High’.

The pop duo will perform at Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Saturday, July 11.

Playhouse Whitley Bay will also host a show already announced by punk poet John Cooper Clarke on Monday, July 6.

Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE said: “Last year’s festival was an amazing success with so many people coming along to enjoy themselves and I’m thrilled that 2020’s event is shaping up to be yet another great weekend at our fantastic coast.

“It’s great to secure these big-name artists and to see them play in such a spectacular venue.

“The Mouth of the Tyne Festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year and always provides a huge boost to the local economy, as well as increasing tourism in the borough, and supporting our commitment to make North Tyneside a great and prosperous place to live, work and visit.”

The festival, now in its 16th year, takes place in Tynemouth and features spectacular outdoor concerts at Tynemouth Priory and Castle, free world-class street entertainment, a jazz stage, children’s pageant, activities in Tynemouth Station and much more.

Tickets for Keane and Lighthouse Family go on sale at 9am on Friday at £45 and £35 respectively. They are available from and

The festival is supported by Engie and Port of Tyne.

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