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Mouth of the Tyne Festival

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See North East music legend Bryan Ferry at the spectacular Tynemouth Priory and Castle! 

Bryan Ferry, CBE, influenced a generation with his music and style. As a solo artist and Roxy Music front man, he achieved number one albums and top ten singles with hits including Love is the Drug, Dance Away, Slave to Love and Let’s Stick Together. Bryan's special guest support artist will be Wearside-born Nadine Shah. Bryan Ferry will perform on Thursday 7 July in a special one-off concert. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Eventim while stocks last.

Don't miss pop superstar Will Young supported by Tunde from the Lighthouse Family!

On Friday 8 July, multi-million selling Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter Will Young will bring his huge catalogue of hits to Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Tunde Baiyewu, the voice of the Lighthouse Family, will be his special guest, performing hits including Lifted and Ocean Drive. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Eventim while stocks last.

Tickets selling fast for our ever-popular Sunday family show featuring Lulu and Lemar!

Pop music icon Lulu will close the Sunday afternoon Priory show on 10 July. She will be joined by BRIT and MOBO award-winning singer Lemar.

Lulu, famous for hits including Shout, The Man Who Sold the World, Eurovision smash Boom Bang-a-Bang and Relight my Fire, will be joined by multi-award winning, British R&B singer Lemar; whose hits include Dance (With U), If There’s Any Justice and 50/50. Joining them will be jazz, funk and soul group Nick Pride and the Pimptones and indie electro-pop band Shields.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster here and in person or over the phone at North Shields Tourist Information Centre (Royal Quays) on 0191 200 5895 during usual opening hours.


 Festival shows at the Surf Cafe

We are hosting some special one-off shows at the Surf Cafe in Tynemouth this July.

Futureheads lead singer and guitarist Barry Hyde will perform his new album Malody in a very intimate show at the Surf Cafe on Saturday 2 July. The album, which is being released in June, lays bare his deeply personal experiences of being bipolar. This show is now sold out.

On the following night, Friday 8 July, Gomez front man Ben Ottewell will be performing, giving fans a rare chance to see the English singer-songwriter up close and personal in a special venue. With his deep, soulful voice, Ben fronted indie rock band Gomez to great success in the UK and US, drawing an army of fans. This show is now sold out.

The final show will take place on Sunday 10 July when BBC Newcastle will stage an ‘Introducing’ night. BBC Introducing is credited with launching and nurturing the careers of a range of popular musicians including Jake Bugg and Florence and the Machine. Confirmed artists include Afnan Prince, Ditte Elly, Jake Houlsby and Cape Cub. They will bring some of the best talent. Free admission and no tickets required on the night.

Shows announced for Playhouse Whitley Bay

Ronnie Spector, Frank Turner and The Temperance Movement are now confirmed to play festival shows at Playhouse Whitley Bay.

American R&B star Ronnie Spector had a string of hits in the 60’s with The Ronettes including ‘Be My Baby’, ‘Baby, I Love You’, and ‘Walking in the Rain’. The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and Ronnie still tours to glowing reviews. She performed on Friday 17 June.

The Temperance Movement, a British blues rock band, only formed in 2011 but have already supported The Rolling Stones and toured extensively in the US. Their second album ‘White Bear’ is out now. The band will perform on Thursday 7 July with support from Avalanche Party. Last remaining tickets on sale here.

English folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner returns to the festival by popular demand and will perform songs from his six solo albums including his latest release ‘Positive Songs for Negative People’. Frank will perform on Saturday 9 July with support from Ben Ottewell. Tickets are now sold out.

Tickets sold out for the amazing James Bay

James Bay was the first artist announced for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival in Tynemouth.

The Grammy-nominated English singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform an outdoor concert at the stunning Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Saturday 9 July.

James’ 2014 single ‘Hold Back the River’ has now been certified platinum. His debut album ‘Chaos and the Calm’ followed last year along with achieving the Brit Awards ‘Critic’s Choice’ prize. In December, he received three Grammy Award nominations including Best New Artist. James will be supported by Hyde & Beast.

Check out the 2015 festival photo album here.

Concert Information:

Food and drink can be brought to our events but glass is not permitted.

Food and drink will be available at the event from over a dozen independent street food traders.

Wylam Brewery are running the bar at this year's event.

Events are all-weather and appropriate clothing should be worn for the conditions on the day of the show.

Dogs are not allowed.

No BBQs or tents are permitted.

You can bring your own folding chair to the shows.

Gates for the evening concerts open at 6pm. The main act will be on stage at around 8pm.

Gates for the Sunday afternoon concert will open at 12 noon.

Mouth of the Tyne Festival is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Tyne Met College, Kier North Tyneside and Port of Tyne.

For general information or to offer feedback on the Mouth of the Tyne Festival please email

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