Young stars set to shine at Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE with Paul Moffat at Tynemouth's Surf Caf�.
Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE with Paul Moffat at Tynemouth's Surf Caf�.

Emerging young musical talent will be performing at a special event for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Organisers have teamed up with BBC Introducing to host a one-off concert at Tynemouth’s Surf Cafe.

Female-fronted blues outfit YUMA will open the event – on Sunday, July 8 – followed by the ethereal vocals of folk singer-songwriter Eve Simpson.

Rising indie artist Callum Pitt brings his falsetto voice and layered harmonies before the hard-hitting Newcastle quartet FEVA, known for tenacious live shows, takes to the stage.

The event starts at 7pm, admission is free and no pre-booking is required.

Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer emerging North East artists the chance to play at such a big event.

“Sharing the festival line-up with world-renowned artists is a great platform for them and I know many people will be looking forward to seeing them perform.”

Andrew Moffat, CBE, chief executive officer, Port of Tyne, added: “The Port is proud to continue its support for the Mouth of The Tyne Festival.

“With such a fantastic line-up it’s set to bring thousands of visitors to North Tyneside to enjoy world-class music and entertainment against the backdrop of our beautiful coastline and heritage.”

The Festival takes place from July 5 to 8, with the star-studded festival line-up at Tynemouth Priory and Castle including Paloma Faith, James Arthur, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott and Beverley Knight.

The popular jazz stage will once again be outside of the Gibraltar Rock and free street entertainment featuring some weird and wonderful acts will take place on Front Street.

This year’s ‘BIG’ pageant in Tynemouth will include hundreds of young people embracing a colourful and diverse parade with schools, bands, local dance and community groups all taking part in the procession.

Tynemouth Station’s packed programme will run alongside the bustling weekend markets and will feature live music, activities for under-fives and special one off performances.

The festival is supported by Engie, Port of Tyne and Kier.

Now in its 14th year, the event has grown into one of the region’s favourite summer festivals, attracting around 100,000 people from the local area and beyond.

For more information or tickets visit www.mouthofthetynefestival.com or follow the official Facebook page.