ONE of the biggest bands of the 1970s say they can’t wait to play a gig in South Tyneside tomorrow.
10cc, famous for hits including Rubber Bullets and I’m Not In Love, are set to take to the stage in Bents Park, South Shields.
The concert, kicking off at the Sea Road park at 1pm, will also feature a performance by UK Rock Legends.
Original 10cc member Graham Gouldman said: “I’m really looking forward to it. Of course, we look forward to all gigs, but we’ve played in the North East quite a lot, so it’ll be nice to come back.
“I’m sure we’ve played South Shields before at some point over the years. We’ve played pretty much everywhere in the UK by now.
“Outdoor gigs are always great too. We played Hyde Park in London last Sunday, and it was brilliant.
“Even if the weather is awful, people still enjoy themselves. Even if it’s raining, people still have a good time, and, hopefully, we’ll help them do that this Sunday.”
The band are famous for hits including Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday, No 1s in 1973, 1975 and 1978 respectively.
Graham added: “People can expect all the hits and some of the favourite album tracks, and a few surprises as well.
“It’s great that people still want to come and see us after all these years and that people still want to hear our music.
“It’s great to see people singing along as well, and we just want everyone to have a good time.”
The concert is the second in a string of free gigs held as part of the annual South Tyneside Summer Festival.
Last week saw Irish pop group B*Witched, X Factor champion Shayne Ward, South Shields band The Waiters and local singers Chelsea Wood and Lily Brooke Widdowson, as well as Drum Young Orchestra take to the stage.
A week on Sunday, M People lead singer Heather Small will follow them onto the park stage.