The Proclaimers to open Mouth of the Tyne Festival
Legendary Scottish band The Proclaimers will open this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival, organised by North Tyneside Council.
The duo has added a special north east date into their summer tour and will perform at Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Thursday 6 July.
Best known for their hits Letter from America, I’m Gonna Be (500 miles), Let’s Get Married, and King of the Road, they have enjoyed huge success around the globe with Gold and Platinum singles and albums in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
North Tyneside’s Deputy Mayor, Carl Johnson, said “Charlie and Craig have been entertaining audiences for over 35 years and remain hugely popular across the generations.
“This promises to be a really enjoyable open-air show at such a spectacular venue with views of the river and sea.”
Mouth of the Tyne Festival, supported by Capita and Port of Tyne, is now in its 17th year and features big outdoor concerts, a programme of free street entertainment, huge community parade and special intimate shows at Playhouse Whitley Bay.
Tickets for post-punk legend Siouxsie on Friday 7 July, former Beautiful South and Housemartins frontman Paul Heaton on Saturday 8 July and Brit Award-winning Gabrielle on Sunday 9 July are already on sale and full details of the free street entertainment will be revealed soon.