Sunday Concerts at Bents Park: Looking back at 2018’s stars in South Shields

The headliner for the first of this year’s free summer concerts in South Shields has been announced.

By Debra Fox
Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 8:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 8:34 am
Enjoying the fun at the free summer concerts in 2018.
Enjoying the fun at the free summer concerts in 2018.

Marti Pellow, of Wet Wet Wet, will take to the stage at Bents Park on Sunday, July 14. Pop star Gabrielle, famous for No. 1 singles Dreams and Rise, will headline the final concert of the series on August 4. To celebrate the announcement, we have taken a look back at last year’s stars including M People’s Heather Small, Pixie Lott, The Vamps and Atomic Kitten. Check out our pictures and see if we caught you having fun on our camera.

Enjoying The Vamps at Bents Park.
Let me take a selfie!
The sun shining on Bents Park.
2018's second concert was headlined by The Vamps.
Flying the flag.
Posters at the ready!
The Cultkelvins perform at South Tyneside Festival's Sunday Concert.
The free summer concerts are held in Bents Park each year.
All smiles.
The annual concerts are a highlight of the summer.
The Vamps on the stage.
A packed programme of entertainment is spread across the four concerts.
Hands up for The Vamps!
A great day out for the whole family, rain or shine.
Waving at the camera.
At the front of the crowd.
The Vamps perform in South Shields.
Everybody scream!
Enjoying the show in South Shields.
Checking out the crowd across Bents Park.
Keeping up with the beat!
Making the most of the entertainment.
Enjoying a tipple at the concerts.
The concerts attract thousands every year.
Atomic Kitten headlined the final concert of the series last summer.
Families turning out in force to enjoy the concerts.
Atomic Kitten close the show.
Bringing the summer concerts to a close in Bents Park.
Singing along in South Shields.
Friends and family enjoy the free entertainment.
All smiles at the summer concerts.
A Sunday out in style.
X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson.
Here come the girls.
Rebecca Ferguson wowing the crowds.
Cheers to the summer!
Sam Lavery from X Factor performs for the crowds.
Toasting the weekend!
A view of Atomic Kitten on the stage.
Pose for a photo!
Singing along to Atomic Kitten.
A young fan enjoys the fun.
Crowds enjoy the fun.
Say cheese!
This year's concerts will begin on July 14 with Marti Pellow.
Basking in the summer sun.
James Bassett plays the final South Tyneside Summer Festival's Sunday concert in the Bents Park, South Shields.
Heather Small.
Rain didn't dampen spirits at the final gig.
Capturing a moment on camera.
Will you be attending the concert series this summer?
This year's concerts will run to the first weekend in August.
Right at the front.
Who do you hope to see on the bill this year?
The gigs attract music fans young and old.
Summer sun in South Shields.
Crowds as far as the eye can see.
All you need for a great day out.
Singing along to every word.
Jen Stevens performs.