North Tyneside Council has taken the very hard decision to postpone this summer’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival due to the current uncertainty surrounding the next step on the Government’s roadmap.
The festival, an annual celebration of outdoor concerts and street entertainment that attracts crowds of over 100,000 people to the coast, was planned to take place from 8-11 July 2021 after being rescheduled from last year.
But sadly, in line with other festivals and events across the UK, the council has decided to take action in what it believes are the best interests of residents, visitors, artists, suppliers and staff.
The festival will now return to Tynemouth from 7-10 July 2022.
Keane’s show has now been rescheduled to Friday 8 July 2022. There will be news on the rest of the line-up very soon.
Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the new dates but anyone that wants a refund can get one from their point of purchase. The festival’s ticketing partners will be in touch with ticketholders directly.
Councillor Sarah Day, Cabinet Member responsible for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: “It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the decision to postpone Mouth of the Tyne Festival until next year. We know this will be a huge disappointment to everyone who was looking forward to what is the jewel in the crown of our summer event season and one of the region’s most popular festivals - attracting tens of thousands of people.
“We had so hoped that we could make the festival work this year and gave it every chance. However, with uncertainty still surrounding the next stage of the Government’s roadmap on June 21, we feel we are not in a position to plan and deliver this world-class event to the standard the public expect.
“The logistics involved in organising a festival of this size are significant and with the safety of thousands of visitors to consider we just can’t take any chances.
“We are all disappointed, but we hope the public will understand and we’ll come back bigger and stronger next year with an event to make us all proud. We’re working hard to make sure ticketholders still get to see the artists they were looking forward to.”
“Here in North Tyneside, we are lucky to have our wonderful beaches, parks, and waggonways and there are still many events planned in the borough for this summer and beyond.”
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