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Mouth of the Tyne festival - all shows sold out!

With just under a month to go, all four Mouth of the Tyne Festival shows at the stunning Tynemouth Priory and Castle have completely sold out.

The fastest-selling line-up in the 15 year history of North Tyneside Council’s flagship event sees hometown lad Sam Fender, English-Italian singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti, 80’s icon Rick Astley and Scottish legends The Proclaimers take to the stage overlooking the North Sea and River Tyne.

Support artists for the headline Priory shows include Irish household name Jack Lukeman, UK country-pop trio The Adelaides, Newcastle’s own Little Comets, rising star Rachel Chinouriri and The Wandering Hearts.

North East artist Nadine Shah features at Playhouse Whitley Bay as part of the event too.

There’s a huge free programme of international street theatre, a market, entertainment and activities for the under 5s including family yoga sessions at the Victorian era Tynemouth Station, a massive parade featuring hundreds of local schoolchildren and much more.

Elected Mayor of North Tyneside Norma Redfearn CBE said: “I’m proud to have one of the region’s biggest events in North Tyneside with such a great range of things to see and do for the whole family.

“The festival kicks off our big summer festival in fine style and with so much going on we know we’re making the borough a great place to live, work and visit.”

The street entertainment features Europe’s leading Indian brass band, American-style motorcycle cops from Holland, a showcase for performers with disabilities and lots of fast-paced trampoline and acrobat shows. There’s a free trad jazz stage overlooking the beach and a display of VW campers alongside other classic cars.

Families with young children can head to Tynemouth Station under the glass canopies for invention art with recycled treasures, music-making from junk, family yoga and circus workshops.

The festival attracts over 100,000 people and boosts the economy by a million pounds each July.

The Priory outdoor concerts run between 11-14 July and the street entertainment programme runs between 13-14 July.

The festival is supported by Engie and Port of Tyne.

For further information find it on Facebook or see www.mouthofthetynefestival.com