19 crowd shots from the South Shields Bents Park South Tyneside Festival concerts- spot anyone you know?

The summer concerts have become a much-loved fixture of the South Tyneside Summer Festival.

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 12th July 2019, 3:35 pm
Crowds enjoying acts including The Christians and Rick Astley at Bents Park, South Shields, in 2013.

Every year, thousands of people rock up to Bents Park, South Shields, to see a host of acts from across the musical spectrum.

This year’s free concerts kick off tomorrow (Sunday), with headline act Marti Pellow, of Wet, Wet, Wet fame.

To get you into the mood, here is a selection of pictures from years gone by – can you spot yourself on any of our shots?

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From left, Jamal Sabir, Michael Parker, and Dylan Flanagan watch The Feeling perform at Bents Park in 2013.

The Sunday gigs are a huge highlight in the festival calendar and a great way to enjoy the outdoors with the family.

Marti has promised concertgoers all the hits, so expect the likes of Love Is All Around, Wishing I Was Lucky, Goodnight Girl and Julia Says.

He will be joined by support acts, boyband New Rules, who recently released their new song Fix Somebody, and local group The Good Souls, covering a range of songs from The Killers to Oasis.

Gates open tomorrow at noon for Priority Plus ticket holders and 12.45pm for general admission.

Nikki Harris and Eleanor-Mae McKray at Bents Park in 2013.

There’s a limited amount of food and drink stalls on the park site.

A number of stars will perform in Bents Park over the coming weeks, with the Lightning Seeds and Phats and Small on July 21, followed by Midge Ure and Nick Heyward on July 28..

Pop star Gabrielle, famous for No. 1 singles Dreams and Rise, will headline the final concert of the series on August 4.

Thousands of The Feeling fans turned out at Bents Park for the free summer concerts in 2013.
'80s pop star Rick Astley proved a a big draw in 2013.
A young music lover in Bents Park, 2013.
Calum Price saves a photo to his camera's Rick roll.
Panto favourites David John Hopper and Stephen Sullivan amongst those enjoying the performances in 2013.
More fans of Rick Astley show their love at the 2013 show.
The Bents Park shows in 2013 featured The Christians and Rick Astley, among others.
The 2014 Summer Concert featured Drum Young Orchestra, Chelsea Wood, Lily Brooke, The Waiters, and headline acts, Shayne Ward and B*Witched. Here, Corrie Star Shayne got up close and personal with the crowds.
Shayne Ward stops for a selfie with the crowds.
Audiences enjoy performances from acts such as Drum Young Orchestra, Chelsea Wood, Lily Brooke, The Waiters, and headline acts, Shayne Ward and B*Witched, at the summer festival gigs in 2014.
A bit of rain never stopped North East folk from making the most of their day.
Fans cheer The Feeling on stage at the summer festival concert in Bents Park South Shields.
Music fans enjoying the summer festival concert in Bents Park South Shields.
Fans cheer the arrival of The Feeling on stage at the summer festival concert in Bents Park South Shields in 2015.
Music fans enjoying the summer festival concert in Bents Park South Shields, yesterday.
UB40 performed at the South Tyneside Summer Festival's final Sunday Concert, at Bents Park in 2016.
South Tyneside Summer Festival's final Sunday Concert of 2016, in Bents Park.