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Lulu and Lemar for Mouth of the Tyne

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 16.27.10The performers have been confirmed for the Sunday afternoon show at Mouth of the Tyne Festival – and it’s bound to make you wanna shout!

Pop music icon Lulu has been confirmed as headliner for this year’s Sunday afternoon show. She will be joined by BRIT and MOBO award-winning singer-songwriter Lemar.

Lulu, successful since the 1960s, is celebrating 50 years in music and will bring decades of hit records to Tynemouth for a very special show.

Her many hits include Shout, Leave a Little Love, The Man Who Sold the World, Eurovision smash Boom Bang-a-Bang and Relight my Fire, a chart-topping song she sang with Take That.

Taking place in the stunning setting of Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Lulu will be joined on the bill by multi-award winning, British R&B singer Lemar, best known for hits including Dance (With U), If There’s Any Justice and 50/50.

North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn said “The Mouth of the Tyne’s Sundayconcert is always very popular with groups of friends and families, getting together to enjoy the fantastic setting of the Priory and listen to some familiar songs.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Lulu and Lemar to the festival this year and I look forward to their performances.”

This announcement follows the news that North East music legend Bryan Ferry is to play the Festival on Thursday 7 July, and pop superstar Will Young will perform on Friday 8 July.

A show by Grammy nominated James Bay, on Saturday 9 July, is already sold out.

In a further announcement, artists with a North East connection have been added as special guests for the festival’s evening concerts. Wearside-born Nadine Shah will support Bryan Ferry; Tunde Baiyewu, the voice of the Lighthouse Family, will take to the stage ahead of Will Young and Hyde & Beast, featuring Futureheads drummer Dave Hyde, will appear at James Bay’s sell out show.

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival, now in its twelfth year, has welcomed a vast range of household name artists to North Tyneside including Paul Weller, Beverley Knight, The Script and James Morrison.

International street entertainers are once again expected to take to the coastal village to entertain visitors and residents.

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

Jon Vincent, Principal and Chief Executive of Tyne Metropolitan College said, “I am delighted to confirm TyneMet College’s continuing sponsorship and support for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, in partnership with North Tyneside Council. It’s a fantastic community event that many of our learners enjoy.

“We are proud to be associated with the event which continues to go from strength to strength.”

The first release of tickets will go on sale at 9am this Friday (March 4) atwww.ticketmaster.co.uk. Tickets will also be available from North Shields Tourist Information Centre, Royal Quays Outlet Centre, from Wednesday 9 March.

For more information visit www.mouthofthetynefestival.com or emailevents@northtyneside.gov.uk.

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