South Shields ready for 5ive and Atomic Kitten

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Two chart-topping pop bands are heading to South Tyneside for a free concert this weekend – and we want to see your pictures.

5ive and Atomic Kitten will be co-headlining the open air gig in Bents Park, South Shields on Sunday, from 1pm.

It is the first in a series of four high-profile performances being held as part of the South Tyneside Festival.

But we want Gazette readers to send in their fun snaps from the gig so we can use them on our website and in the paper.

Atomic Kitten achieved three number ones at the height of their international fame, including Eternal Flame, The Tide Is High and Whole Again, which stayed at the top of the UK charts for five weeks.

The girls will be joined in their South Shields debut by boy band 5ive, who sold more than 20 million records worldwide before splitting in 2001, including four top ten albums in the UK alone.

The concert series is one of the major highlights of the South Tyneside Festival.

Coun Alan Kerr

Sunday’s line-up will be completed by local lads The Waiters, South Tyneside’s Young Performer of the Year 2014, Lily Brooke and Irish boyband HomeTown.

Coun Alan Kerr, the council’s deputy leader, with responsibility for culture and leisure, said: “The Sunday Concert series is one of the major highlights of the South Tyneside Festival and we are delighted to have 5ive and Atomic Kitten launching it this year.

“The afternoon will also offer the ideal opportunity for music lovers to discover new group, HomeTown and support our rising stars, The Waiters and Lily Brooke.”

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South Tyneside Summer Music Festival at Bents Park 2014.

South Tyneside Summer Music Festival at Bents Park 2014.