Will Young, Ella Henderson and The South to play rescheduled South Tyneside Summer Festival 2021

Stars including Will Young, Ella Henderson and The South have pledged to return to South Tyneside next year.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 10:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 12:59 pm
Ella Henderson, Will Young and The South will return to South Tyneside in 2021.

Artists due to perform at this year’s South Tyneside Festival are set to return for next summer’s rescheduled event.

The popular festival, which attracts thousands to Bents Park over the annual three-month programme was cancelled earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bosses have now confirmed that Will Young, Ella Henderson, The South, Shalamar and The Fizz will take to the Bents Park stage for the 2021 series of open-air Sunday Concerts.

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Shalamar will close the Sunday Concert series on August, 1 2021.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Norman Dick said: “The South Tyneside Festival is one of the best-loved events in the Borough’s events calendar. We know that, like us, people will be hugely disappointed that the Sunday Concerts are not going ahead this year. It is the right decision due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

“However, we are thrilled that the artists are on board for next year’s shows and we can now look forward to joining them next summer for a real celebration of music packed with chart-topping hits and cult classics.”

Although all artists originally scheduled have been rebooked for next year, Ella Henderson and The South will now perform on the same bill on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Will Young will take to the stage on Sunday, July, 18 2021 and Shalamar and The Fizz will close the Sunday Concert series on Sunday, August 1, 2021.

The Fizz will close the Sunday Concert series on August, 1 2021.

Details of the Sunday, July 25 2021 concert will be announced in due course.

The Mayor said: “Our small team of events staff have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to reschedule as much as possible for 2021. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

“As we continue to develop next year’s programme, we look forward to welcoming music lovers back to the Borough for a fabulous summer of entertainment in 2021. We are keen to make it a one to remember.”

Admission to all four concerts remains free of charge to attend, but a limited number of Priority Plus tickets are available for £6. These guarantee earlier entry to events and access to dedicated bar serveries and toilets and can be purchased through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.uk/southtynesidefestival.

Priority Plus Tickets already purchased for performances this year will remain valid for the artists’ rescheduled dates in 2021.

Those who have purchased tickets for the 2020 concerts are encouraged to retain their tickets for the 2021 dates wherever possible.

In instances where people may not be able to attend the rescheduled dates and require a refund, where tickets were purchased through Ticketmaster, you should contact Ticketmaster direct for a refund.

Where tickets were purchased from The Word in South Shields, email the Events Team at [email protected] or leave a message on (0191) 424 7985 to be kept informed of procedures on how to return tickets.

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