Support acts announced for this summer's Mouth of Tyne Festival

The full supporting line-up for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival has been announced.

Elbow will be joined by The Cornshed Sisters for their sell-out show on Thursday 6 July. Bringing folk, pop and much more, Jennie, Cath, Liz and Marie played Glastonbury last summer and have a new album out in October.

Mercury Prize nominated singer-songwriter King Creosote has over 40 albums to his name and continues to be one of the most popular folk performers recording today. He will be special guest to Laura Marling at her festival show on Friday 7 July.

Tom Odell’s special guests on Saturday 8 July are Teesside siblings Joe and Helen Hammill, better known as Cattle & Cane. The indie-pop duo have growing national popularity and toured in Europe in 2016.

Sunday’s family concert at Tynemouth Priory, headlined by Billy Ocean, now welcomes Roachford to the bill. The ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ singer was the first artist to sign a seven-album deal with Columbia Records in the 80s and has remained a much-loved performer ever since.

A show by Roddy Woomble, the frontman of Scottish indie giants Idlewild, has been announced for the Surf Café in Tynemouth. Roddy will perform on Saturday 8 July, with tickets going on sale at 9am this Friday at

The following night, a special BBC Introducing event with free entry is a showcase for emerging regional artists. The line-up features a headline set from Avalanche Party after performances from Ani Sandwith, Imogen and Sam Fender – currently riding high in the download charts with his song Play God. 

The event, now in its thirteenth year, has welcomed a vast range of artists to North Tyneside including James Bay, Paul Weller, Will Young, The Script and James Morrison. International street entertainers are once again expected to perform in the village for visitors and residents. 

Remaining tickets for the Priory shows are available at

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

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