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Paloma Faith to open Mouth of the Tyne Festival

The first artist for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival has been announced.

Brit Award-winning, English singer-songwriter, Paloma Faith, will kick off the festival, organised by North Tyneside Council, at the spectacular Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Thursday 5 July.

Her number one album ‘The Architect’ is currently riding high in the charts, with eight weeks in the top ten and is approaching 250,000 copies sold.

And her new album is currently on course to become her fourth double platinum album in a row, which would make her the first British woman in chart history to achieve this.

The 2015 Brit Award-winner – who is nominated again this year for Best British Female – will embark on her ‘The Architect Summer Tour’ from June and she plays the Mouth of the Tyne Festival for the first time. Fans will be hoping to hear hits including ‘Stone Cold Sober’, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, ‘Crybaby’ and ‘Picking up the Pieces’.

North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn said: “We are delighted to announce that world-renowned artist Paloma Faith will perform in North Tyneside this summer. I know many people will be looking forward to watching her perform her hits in the special and picturesque setting of Tynemouth Priory and Castle.

“The Mouth of the Tyne Festival attracts around 100,000 visitors each year, which always provides a huge boost the local economy and increases tourism to the borough. With such a high calibre act confirmed for the festival and more exciting announcements to come, I’m sure this year will be no different.”

Tickets priced at £40 plus booking fees, will go on sale from 9am on Friday 2 February at www.seetickets.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

The festival, now in its 14th year, has hosted a range of artists including Paul Weller, Elbow, James Bay, The Script, James Morrison and Bryan Ferry. 

Further announcements about artists performing at the Priory throughout the weekend will be released soon.

The festival will also feature a free programme of events including international street entertainment, live jazz music and a children’s pageant.

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

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