The Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2018 announces the return of Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. Best known for Beautiful South and Housemartins’ hits including Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Happy Hour and Caravan of Love, the pair will also perform songs from their latest album Crooked Calypso at Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Saturday 7 July, 2018.
Special guests on the night will be Sunderland’s Mercury Prize-nominated Field Music. Tickets for the show cost £33.50 and go on sale Friday (March 2) at 9am.
Soul superstar Beverley Knight is also returning and will headline the festival’s family day at Tynemouth Priory on Sunday 8 July, 2018. The festival’s other shows include a performance by Paloma Faith on Thursday 5 July, which sold out in just a few days.
Tickets for James Arthur’s show with Gabrielle Aplin at Tynemouth Priory on Friday 6 July are on sale now. There are also special one-off shows at Playhouse Whitley Bay and Tynemouth’s Surf Café.
Contemporary folk act This is the Kit, supported by The Cornshed Sisters, will be at the Playhouse on Thursday 5 July while American folk-pop artist Josh Rouse will perform at the Surf Café on Tuesday 3 July. Both shows give the opportunity to see great artists in smaller, intimate settings.
The weekend will also feature a free programme of events including international street entertainment, live jazz music and a children’s pageant. Many more acts TBA – secure your tickets now.