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Some of the region’s best young musical talent will perform at a special event at Tynemouth’s Surf Café this July.

Some of the region’s best young musical talent will perform at a special event at Tynemouth’s Surf Café this July.

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival has teamed up with BBC Introducing to host a one-off concert at the venue, recently voted the best independent venue in the region.

Female-fronted blues outfit YUMA will open the event, which is taking place on Sunday 8 July, followed by the ethereal vocals of folk singer-songwriter Eve Simpson.

Rising indie artist Callum Pitt brings his stunning falsetto voice and layered harmonies before the hard-hitting Newcastle quartet FEVA, known for their tenacious live shows, takes to the stage.

The event starts at 7pm, admission is free on the night and no pre-booking is required.

North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn, CBE, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer emerging North East artists the chance to play at such a big event.

“Sharing the festival line-up with world-renowned artists is a great platform for them and I know many people will be looking forward to seeing them perform.”

Andrew Moffat, CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Tyne, added: “The Port of Tyne is proud to continue its support for the Mouth of The Tyne Festival, which gets bigger and better every year. With such a fantastic line-up it’s set to bring thousands of visitors to North Tyneside to enjoy world-class music and entertainment against the backdrop of our beautiful coastline and heritage.”

Taking place from July 5 to July 8, the star-studded festival line-up at Tynemouth Priory and Castle includes Paloma Faith, James Arthur, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Queen of British soul, Beverley Knight is also back and will be headlining the festival’s Sunday family day on July 8.

The popular jazz stage will once again be outside of the Gibraltar Rock and free street entertainment featuring some weird and wonderful acts will take place on Front Street.

This year’s ‘BIG’ pageant in Tynemouth will include hundreds of young people embracing a colourful and diverse parade with schools, bands, local dance and community groups all taking part in the procession.

Tynemouth Station’s packed programme will run alongside the bustling weekend markets and will feature live music, activities for under-fives and special one off performances.

The festival is supported by Engie, Port of Tyne and Kier and has also hosted a range of artists including Paul Weller, Elbow, James Bay, The Script, James Morrison and Bryan Ferry.

Now in its 14th year, the event has grown into one of the region’s favourite summer festivals, attracting around 100,000 people from the local area and beyond.

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