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Everything you need to know ahead of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival
With two weeks to go until the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, here’s a full rundown of the event.
Organised by North Tyneside Council, the festival takes place from Thursday 11 July to Sunday 14 July.
World-renowned artists such as Rick Astley, Sam Fender, The Proclaimers and Jack Savoretti will take to the stage at Tynemouth Priory and Castle.
Other musicians will perform at Playhouse Whitley Bay and emerging North East talent at Tynemouth’s Surf Café.
As well as paid-for concerts, there’s free street entertainment and activities for children.
And with the festival fast approaching, here’s everything you need to know…
Where can I buy tickets for the Priory shows?
Tickets for all Priory shows are now sold out. Re-sale tickets may be available from See Tickets Fan to Fan Marketplace and Twickets.
Tickets for Sam Fender were sold via See Tickets and Ticketmaster only and it was a condition at time of booking that the name of the lead booker would be printed on the tickets and they must be present on the night with photo ID. Re-sale tickets for Sam’s show will only be accepted from See Tickets Fan to Fan marketplace and Twickets with proof of purchase.
Can children attend the Priory concerts?
Yes, children of all ages can attend the concerts, and must be accompanied by an adult. If you are bringing a small child with you, we recommend that the child wears ear defenders.
What if my tickets don’t turn up?
We are unable to deal with ticket issues on the day unless we have been notified of any changes directly by the ticket provider. If you have lost tickets or your tickets do not arrive in time, you must contact the ticket company you purchased through ahead of the event. If they issue replacements, your original tickets will be cancelled and won’t be accepted on the day. If they advise you to collect tickets on the day, you can do so at the onsite box office located just outside Tynemouth Priory. Photo ID is required.
What time are the concerts?
For evening concerts, gates open at 6pm with the exception of the Sam Fender show which is 5.30pm. Support acts start at around 7pm. Concerts finish by 10pm. For Sunday afternoon, gates open at 11.45am and the concert finishes by 7pm. Stage times are confirmed nearer the time - check website and Facebook for updates.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Food and drink is available on site, but people can also bring their own. Alcohol is allowed in moderate quantities. Glass is NOT permitted. Bag searches will be conducted.
Is there food and drink available inside?
Yes we’ve got some of the region’s best independent street food traders serving a range of locally sourced food. There will also be a coffee trailer and a fully stocked bar at lower than usual festival prices. Traders include; Meat Stack (Thursday only), Fat Hippo (not Thursday), Fowl Play, Hatch 76, On the Goa, Earth and Fire Pizza, Canny Coffees and Los Churros and Waffle.
Can I bring a BBQ?
No BBQs are permitted.
Is there any seating inside the Priory?
No, they are standing concerts. We have an accessible viewing area to the side of the stage for those with disabilities and additional needs. Spaces are limited are on a first come first served basis.
Can I bring chairs and picnic rugs?
Yes. People bringing chairs and picnic rugs are advised to find a location to the side. As the concerts are standing only please be mindful that views may be restricted. Tents are not permitted.
Is the site accessible?
Yes it is. There is a path all the way into the Priory which leads to a raised viewing area, if required. There are accessible toilets on site.
Is there baby changing inside the Priory?
Yes there is baby changing adjacent to the main toilet block.
Will bags be searched?
Yes all bags will be searched at the entrance to the Priory. Glass and any sharp objects are not allowed and will be confiscated on entry. People are encouraged to travel light.
If I need to leave the concert can I get back in?
Unfortunately not. There is no re-admittance once you have entered the Priory. In the case of an emergency please speak to an event steward.
Is there a cash machine?
There is no ATM on site. There is one located just outside of the Co-op on Front Street. Some of the street food traders/bar accept card payments.
Are dogs allowed?
No dogs are allowed on site, except guide dogs.
Is smoking allowed?
No smoking is permitted within the grounds of Tynemouth Priory.
Can I take photos?
Yes. Capturing photos of friends, family and performers for personal use is fine. However, any photography or filming for commercial or professional use is not allowed without prior authorisation or the issue of a media pass.
Where can I park?
Parking will be extremely limited in and around Tynemouth Village. We recommend that you use public transport wherever possible. All concerts finish by 10pm. If travelling by car, please note Front Street will be closed. There is nearby off-road pay and display parking.
Is there any blue badge parking?
Yes, there are limited blue badge parking spaces nearby. Please note all of Front Street blue badge parking spaces will be suspended during the festival weekend.
Where is the nearest Metro?
Tynemouth. Normal service runs every 15 minutes. Please check latest times before making your journey: www.nexus.org.uk.