Two more top acts lined up for popular festival

Two more top acts have been announced for this year's Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Thursday, 4th February 2016, 07:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, 13:04 pm
Will Young. Picture by Tom Van Schelven.

Bryan Ferry and Will Young will perform evening concerts at Tynemouth Priory and Castle in July.

North east born Bryan Ferry CBE, who was front man for Roxy Music, has achieved number one albums and top ten singles. He will perform on Thursday, July 7.

And the following night, multi-million selling Brit Award winning singer-songwriter Will Young will perform.

Tickets go on sale on Friday from 9am at

Mayor Norma Redfearn said “We are absolutely thrilled to bring such great artists to North Tyneside to perform. We hope the profile of these concerts will help boost the economy and increase tourism too.”

James Bay had previously been announced as an act. His show on July 9 has now sold out.

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival, now in its 12th year, has welcomed a vast range of household name artists to North Tyneside including Paul Weller, Beverley Knight, The Script and James Morrison.

International street entertainers are once again expected to take to the coastal village to entertain visitors and residents.

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Kier, Tyne Met College and Port of Tyne.

Kier regional director, Mike Furze, said: “It is a great honour to be supporting the Mouth of the Tyne Festival for a sixth year running.

“The line-up for the festival once again looks excellent and I know the people of North Tyneside will be in for a fantastic few days in July.”

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