20,000 people enjoy the sun as boy band The Vamps perform in South Shields

Dawn Hardy, Lillie Hardy-Smith, nephew Daniel Hardy, and Susan Hardy.
Dawn Hardy, Lillie Hardy-Smith, nephew Daniel Hardy, and Susan Hardy.

Around 20,000 people turned out to enjoy the latest South Tyneside Festival featuring headliners The Vamps.

Families basked in the glorious sunshine at Bents Park in South Shields calling it a great day out for the family.

The crowds

The crowds

Shannon Pinner, 23, was there with her partner Jack Hogan, 24, and son Ollie Hogan, one.

She said: "We have come from Wallsend.

"It's a nice family day out."

Kerry Roberts, 40, had come from Jarrow to see The Vamps, along with partner Lee Workman, 51, and daughter Amelia Workman.

Shannon Pinner with son Ollie Hogan and partner Jack Hogan.

Shannon Pinner with son Ollie Hogan and partner Jack Hogan.

She said: "We come every year and the weather today is perfect."

Dawn Hardy, 38, was at the gig with daughter Lillie Hardy-Smith, two, Susan Hardy, 64, and nephew Daniel Hardy, nine.

She said: "We have come from West Jesmond to the event and South Shields is one of our favourite places as it has everything here.

"The weather is amazing.

Kerry Roberts, partner Lee Workman and daughter Amelia Workman.

Kerry Roberts, partner Lee Workman and daughter Amelia Workman.

"My nephew wanted to come and see The Vamps and it is his first concert."

Dawn Hardy, Lillie Hardy-Smith, nephew Daniel Hardy, and Susan Hardy.

Dawn Hardy, Lillie Hardy-Smith, nephew Daniel Hardy, and Susan Hardy.

Kerry Roberts, partner Lee Workman and daughter Amelia Workman.

Kerry Roberts, partner Lee Workman and daughter Amelia Workman.

Fans enjoying music in the sun.

Fans enjoying music in the sun.

Shannon Pinner with son Ollie Hogan and partner Jack Hogan.

Shannon Pinner with son Ollie Hogan and partner Jack Hogan.