Static Castles with Young MayorA young North Tyneside band will share the stage with world-renowned artists at this weekend’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival. 

Static Castles, a band from Burnside Business and Enterprise College in Wallsend, will take to the stage on Sunday.

Following in the footsteps of James Bay, Bryan Ferry and Will Young, they will perform on the main stage at Tynemouth Priory and Castle.

It’s after they wowed the crowds at the Event @ Segedunum, an outdoor music event for North Tyneside’s 11 to 19-year-olds, last Saturday (July 2).

While 11 acts battled it out at the festival, which was held in the historic grounds of Segedunum Roman Fort, young gig-goers voted the four-piece male band as their winner.

North Tyneside Young Mayor, Kieran Archer announced the band as the winner, he said: “Despite the wet weather, everyone seemed to have a great time at the Event @ Segedunum and I’m so pleased it was such a success.

“The talent was of an exceptional high standard and there were many worthy winners.

“What I particularly like about Static Castles is that they write all their own songs and I’m looking forward to seeing them perform again this weekend.”

The Event @ Segedunum has been orchestrated by North Tyneside’s Young Mayor Kieran Archer and North Tyneside Council, in partnership with Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives.

Visitors to Mouth of the Tyne Festival will be able to see Static Castles at 12.30pm this Sunday (July 10) before headliners Lulu and Lemar take to the stage.

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £7 for children and they are available from the box office on site, while stocks last.

For more information about Mouth of the Tyne Festival, visit www.mouthofthetynefestival.com