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In the heart of the summer, the North Tyneside coast will once more be taken over with its ever-blossoming Mouth Of The Tyne Festival. From Wednesday 8th through to Sunday 12th July, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay’s rocky headland, including its historic seventh century architecture, will be the stage to an eclectic set of acts.  This event will kick off in style with the majesty of Rufus Wainwright headlining an already sold out Playhouse Whitley Bay. Fear not those without tickets, there is much more still available to get involved with!  Local artists are key to the festival too and will revel in celebrating in the home that nurtured their talent.

On Thursday night, Whitley Bay’s own Lisbon will be pulsing their pop to the crowd at the Playhouse, supported by North East grown acts Gallery Circus, Lord Swans and Immy Williams.  Whilst Jack Savoretti paints a further mood inside a once-more sold out theatre, Friday night opens up proceedings at the Priory and Castle, starting with guests from the North West – firstly the Mancunian melodies of I Am Kloot, and then headlining, the songwriting force and sound behind The Beautiful South – Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Saturday boasts an inspired combination of acts, who both work best in the sunshine. First on, putting the wiggle in your hips with his unique brand of soundsystem poetics is Stockwell’s finest, Roots Manuva. He supports The Specials, whose cheer and funk will keep Pheobus in your faces as they play out into the night time.

To take you sweetly to the finish, Sunday offers a diverse mix of soulful music, including The Christians and the undeniable drive of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, the folk pop of locals Kosoti, acid jazz heroes James Taylor Quartet and Gomez’s Ben Ottewell. This year’s Mouth Of The Tyne is sure to be another memorable instalment; another unforgettable kiss on the coastline.

Mouth Of The Tyne Festival takes place in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay from Wednesday 8th until Sunday 12th July.

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