Republica ready to go at South Tyneside Summer Festival

FESTIVAL DATE ... Republica will play at South Shields seafront amphitheatre.
FESTIVAL DATE ... Republica will play at South Shields seafront amphitheatre.

ICONIC 90s band Republica will rock South Tyneside seafront as part of this year’s exciting Summer Festival programme of live music

The group – best known for their techno-pop punk rock chart smashers Drop Dead Gorgeous and Ready to Go – will perform at the open-air Amphitheatre at Sandhaven, South Shields, on Saturday, June 28.

The group, still led by Samantha Sprackling aka Saffron (vocals), was one of the most ipopularelectronic rock bands on the late 90s British music scene.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: “We’re very excited to welcome Republica to play at the Amphitheatre this year.”

Republica will be joined by The Ambassadors at the Amphitheatre on June 28. The evening will mark the series finale of free live music at the Amphitheatre on Thursday and Sunday evenings, from 7pm to 9pm, throughout June.

Stan and support will start the series on Thursday, June 5. Other acts throughout the month include Frankie and the Heartstrings, Jen Stevens and the Hiccups, The Sicknotes, and Archie Brown and the Young Bucks.

Additional festival highlights include brass bands at the Amphitheatre every Sunday afternoon in June, July and August and classical music in the Bandstand at South Marine Park on Saturdays in July and August.

Details of the acts performing at the legendary free Sunday concerts in Bents Park will be announced in due course.

However, further details of the Summer Festival Programme of events and activities can be found at