WATCH: South Shields singer Cortney Dixon makes Bents Park debut

Talented teenager Cortney Dixon performed in front of her biggest crowd yet in South Shields today.

The 18-year-old singer and guitarist played a selection of her original songs at Bents Park, in Sea Road.

Cortney Dixon on stage.

Cortney Dixon on stage.

Cortney, from Chichester, South Shields, opened the show at the third South Tyneside Festival concert.

She performed alongside Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Feeling.

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