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Port of Tyne is delighted to be sponsoring this year's Mouth of the Tyne Festival, featuring four days of live music and attracting thousands of people from the local area and beyond to the North East.

The festival, which is organised by North Tyneside Council, will take place between 13-15 July in the stunning setting of Tynemouth Priory and Castle, with an exciting line-up including The Wanted and McFly as headliners.

Andrew Moffat, Port of Tyne, Chief Executive Officer, says: "We are thrilled to be sponsoring this year's Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Getting more people to the local area helps the surrounding businesses - cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops - benefiting the local community and the regional economy, so the Port of Tyne is pleased to play a part in helping to make this great event happen."

The Playhouse Whitley Bay will kick-start the four-day festival with 2 excellent acts performing on Thursday 12 July, followed by the ever popular Sunday afternoon concert, which will take place in Tynemouth Priory and Castle and feature five acts in just one afternoon. There is also dance and Latin American performances in the newly refurbished Tynemouth Station and lots of free street entertainment throughout the weekend.

Eighties synth-pop band Heaven 17 will headline the afternoon concert at Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Sunday 15 July from 12noon. Other acts performing throughout the afternoon include The South - formerly The Beautiful South and North East band The Caffreys.

North Tyneside Elected Mayor Linda Arkley said: "Our partnership with Port of Tyne at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival is an important one and I am delighted to have their support once again this year.

"This is our biggest event of the year and the relationship we have with our business and community partners really adds value."

The festival has featured The Script, James Morrison, Scouting For Girls, Alexandra Burke and Beverley Knight in previous years and has always been very popular attracting 90,000 visitors to the region last year.

For further information call 0191 643 7409 or email

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