Elbow (Thursday), Laura Marling (Friday), Tom Odell (Saturday) have been announced as the headliners for the annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival which takes place from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th July 2017.
Ticket prices are still to be announced, but they're on sale at 9am this Friday, 27th January.
Further announcements about artists performing on the Sunday, along with events at Playhouse Whitley Bay and the Surf Café will follow soon.
Festival Director Steve Bishop said, “We’re thrilled to welcome some of the biggest names in British music to the festival this year. The event has special acts in an amazing setting and, as we’re just 8 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne with award-winning beaches, the festival makes a great weekend visit.”
Mouth of the Tyne Festival is a four-day cultural celebration of music and performing arts that takes place each summer in Tynemouth, North East England. Its 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.
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 hugely popular children’s pageant.
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.
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