The 12th annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival takes place from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July 2016. With music and the performing arts across four main locations: Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Playhouse Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Front Street and Tynemouth Station.
Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Thursday: Bryan Ferry, Nadine Shah
Friday: Will Young ,Tunde Baiyewu.
Saturday: James Bay, Hyde & Beast, Tom Smith.
Sunday: Lulu, Lemar.
The main outdoor stage is situated on a coastal cliff location, adjacent to the Tynemouth Priory and Castle, overlooking the King Edward’s Bay beach and North Sea on one side, and the River Tyne on the other.
Playhouse Whitley Bay
Thursday: The Temperance Movement
Saturday: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Besides nationally-known bands there is a very popular free jazz stage at the end of Front Street, which will be a blaze of colour and activity throughout the festival, and includes a programme of street performers, parades and the children’s pageant.
Tickets prices vary depending upon event, tickets for James Bay at Tynemouth Priory and Castle were priced £35 and have sold out. Tickets for Will Young or Bryan Ferry are priced at £35 and £45 in advance + booking fee.
The Playhouse Whitley Bay will play host to live bands and musicians and Tynemouth Metro Station hosts a takeover for the duration, with dance troupes and a wide variety of musicians and performers.
There will also be a designated ‘Early Years’ area for children featuring a storytelling, music and craft activities.
Local food and craft stalls will line the station’s platform offering a delicious array of locally-sourced produce and decorative work.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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