Mouth of the Tyne Festival
July 5 - July 8
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The Mouth of the Tyne Festival takes place in the village of Tynemouth in North Tyneside, 8 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is a four day cultural celebration of live music, dance and arts by the sea and attracts around 100,000 people.
Live music concerts take place in the grounds of English Heritage property Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Local street food pop-ups trade under festoon lighting whilst festival go-ers gather around shipping bobbins and on reclaimed driftwood seats.
There’s a jazz stage outside the Priory next to a welcoming pub overlooking the sea. A free programme of international street theatre provides the entertainment.
Hundreds of local children learn new music skills in the weeks leading up to the event and participate in a colourful parade to kick things off. Surf lessons take place a stone’s throw away and cruise ships enter the River Tyne just beyond the headland.
There’s an innovative programme of dance and one-off attractions on the platforms of Grade II listed Tynemouth Station, as well as evening concerts at the Playhouse Whitley Bay and Tynemouth’s Surf Café.