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A MULTI-PLATINUM dance act has been announced as a late addition to the line-up of a popular South Shields festival.

Organisers of the South Tyneside Festival have revealed that multi-award winning duo Phats and Small will return to Bents Park this summer to perform at the second Sunday concert on 21 July.

The duo will be sharing the stage with The Lightning Seeds and join a number of big name artists across the series including Marti Pellow, Midge Ure, Nick Heyward and Gabrielle.

Phats and Small are known for hit songs including Turnaround, Feel Good, Tonite and This Time Around and recent releases have secured top three positions on Beatport’s chart – with their music amassing more than 20 million streams on Spotify and 25 million views on Youtube.

The pair have performed at many of the world’s most famous clubs, from Frankfurt’s Cocoon to London’s Ministry of Sound, and they are currently in the process of creating their fourth studio album.

The dance act return to the festival by popular demand after their performance at last year’s concert series prompted numerous requests to bring them back.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure at South Tyneside Council is looking forward to seeing the duo perform.

“I am delighted that we are going to get another chance to see Phats and Small at this summer’s festival,” said Councillor Kerr.

“They put on a fantastic show at the concert series last year and brought a great energy to the stage.

“They will make a great addition to the line-up and I cannot wait to see what they do at this year’s event.”

Also performing at the second concert is popular local band, The Understudies, who cover a range of rock, pop, punk, indie and new wave classics.

The Sunday concert series is free to attend but those who want to guarantee a prime viewing position can upgrade to a Priority Plus ticket, which must be bought in advance.

Priced at £6, the ticket allows early entry to the park along with access to a dedicated bar and toilet area and there are a limited number available.

The South Tyneside Festival is organised by South Tyneside Council and supported by BBC Newcastle 95.4FM, Port of Tyne, Colmans Seafood Temple, South Tyneside College and The Sea Hotel.

Tickets for all of the shows are available to buy now from Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/southtynesidefestival or by calling 0844 844 0444.

They can also be purchased in person at Shop @ The Word in Market Place, South Shields.

For more information and full listings visit: www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk or follow the social media accounts on Twitter @stynesideevents and Facebook /southtynesideevents.