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The Proclaimers meet Lindisfarne on the corner for free gig

South Tyneside FestivalMUSIC fans will be walking 500 miles this weekend (July 17) as two iconic bands meet on the corner at Bents Park for a free concert.

Scottish duo The Proclaimers and legendary North East band Lindisfarne will be entertaining the crowds at the second Sunday concert of this year’s South Tyneside Festival.

The Proclaimers – twin brothers Craig and Charles Reid – shot to fame in the 1980s and have been playing to audiences around the world ever since. They will be entertaining the crowds at South Shields with hits including Letter from America, Let’s Get Married and the famous I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).

They will be joined at Bents Park by 70s rock and folk band, Lindisfarne. Now fronted by founder member Rod Clements, the band has an extensive catalogue of tracks, many of which have become famous North East anthems.

The band will be performing some of their classics including Fog on the Tyne, Run for Home, Meet Me on the Corner and Lady Eleanor.

Also taking to the stage this weekend is Newcastle soul singer and songwriter Beth Macari. TV viewers will know her from fronting the house band on Sky One’s Bring the Noise, and she has also toured the UK and Europe.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, is hoping for another turnout like last weekend, when X Factor stars Alexandra Burke, Ben Haenow and Reggie ‘N’ Bollie played to a capacity crowd.

“I am delighted to be welcoming The Proclaimers and Lindisfarne to the South Tyneside Festival for the second of our Sunday concerts,” he said. “Both bands have been wowing crowds for decades and will bring something special to the event.

“The Proclaimers will no doubt prove to be very popular with the fans and Lindisfarne are local legends so we are expecting this to be a very popular concert. Last weekend we welcomed the biggest crowds to date so I urge people to arrive early this Sunday if they don’t want to miss out.”

The Sunday Concert series is sponsored by Port of Tyne, NCS (National Citizen Service), Colmans fish and chips and Zeera Indian restaurant and takeaway and attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year from across the North East and further afield.

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