Early entry to Sunday concert with The Vamps in South Shields

Thousands of fans are expected at Bents Park for Sunday's concert.
Thousands of fans are expected at Bents Park for Sunday's concert.

Music fans will be able to gain earlier access to the latest Sunday concert in South Shields due to the 'huge amount' of people holding priority tickets.

Boyband The Vamps are headlining Sunday's concert at Bents Park as part of the South Tyneside Festival.

They will be joined by The Cutkelvins and New Hope Club, with the music to get underway at 1.40pm.

The concert is due to finish slightly earlier than usual, at 4pm, so those who want to watch the World Cup final between France and Croatia can do so.

However, the lengths of the sets are unchanged.

Priority ticket holders will be able to gain access to the park at the earlier time of 11am, with the main gates to open at about 12.30pm.

Those who are attending for free are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment if the park becomes full.

Organisers say the earlier opening time is because of the 'huge amount' of people who have bought priority tickets to the concert.

All priority tickets have sold out for the event.

The Cutkelvins will take to the stage at 1.40pm, with New Hope Club due on at 2.20pm, and The Vamps to perform a one-hour set from 3pm.

This summer's Sunday concerts got underway last weekend when Pixie Lott headlined.

Thousands of fans packed into Bents Park for the celebrations, which also included performances from Aston Merrygold and Phats and Small.

South Tyneside Samba Drum Club had been first on stage to warm up the crowd, followed by singer songwriter Jen Stevens.

The third summer concert will take place on Sunday, July 22, when Scouting for Girls will be joined by The Fizz and Roachford.

The Sunday events will conclude on July 29 as Heather Small, Atomic Kitten, Sam Lavery and James Bassett take to the stage.

Brit Award-winning singer Lemar had been due to perform in that concert, but was forced to pull out last week because of a diary clash.

A replacement is due to be announced.