Award-winning chef joins coastal festival

The crowd during the 2015 Mouth of the Tyne Festival

The award-winning creator of Riley’s Fish Shack in Tynemouth is curating the food for concert goers at this summer’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Thousands of people have already bought tickets for the outdoor shows at Tynemouth Priory and Castle, which include performances from Bryan Ferry, Will Young, James Bay and Lulu.

And now they can enjoy food on the night from Riley’s Fish Shack and a dozen independent street food traders.

Adam Riley was the winner of the public vote at the Scotland and North heat of the 2015 British Street Food Awards, and his crowd-funded Riley’s Fish Shack on King Edward’s Bay has proven a massive hit since opening in late summer 2015.

He has pulled together a huge choice of artisan food with influences from around the world, but very much sourced and produced locally.

Ahead of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Adam said: “With great food and drink, an unbelievable setting and a live sound soundtrack from some incredible artists, this year’s festival is shaping up to be the best yet and a truly unique experience.”

The full list of food traders includes Claw Hide; Sela Bar Pizza; Boozy Q Sausages; Fat Hippo; La Petite Creperie; The Asian Project; Lulu Cooks Chinese; The Doughnut Guy, Manjit's Kitchen; Crema Caravan; Lulabelles and Ouseburn Coffee Company.

The festival bar will be run by Wylam Brewery. Since 2000 Wylam has been one of the North East’s favourite breweries and they will bring a whole host of cask and craft keg beers all super fresh and brewed locally.

Shows at this year’s event from James Bay, Frank Turner, Barry Hyde and Ben Ottewell are already sold out but there are still some tickets available for Bryan Ferry, Will Young and the Sunday family concert featuring Lulu and Lemar. They can be found at

The festival, now in its twelfth 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, Port of Tyne and Arts Council England.