Summer festival continues with free entertainment

South Marine Park bandstand.
South Marine Park bandstand.

There’s still time to enjoy a host of free live entertainment this summer.

The South Tyneside Festival, which has been running since the start of June, will host its last event of the year on Saturday, September 5.

Before that, visitors can enjoy four final weeks of live entertainment, running at various venues across South Shields.

This includes twice weekly Kids Fun Fest parties at the open air Amphitheatre on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, featuring games and activities for all ages, as well as appearances by a host of special guests.

There will also be brass band concerts at the same venue from 2pm until 4pm every Sunday, including appearances by Cockerton prize Silver Band (August 16) and Westoe Brass (August 23), as well as Samba Drumming Workshops on August 15. South Marine Park’s historic bandstand will feature in the festival for the next five Saturdays, with performances by Big Red and The Grinners (August 15), The Gaslighters (August 22), Little Big Band (August 29) and the final act of the festival, Rivelino (September 5).

Each of these concerts, supported by the Friends of North and South Marine Parks, will run from 2pm until 4pm on their respective dates and are free to all ages.

Councillor Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: “The South Tyneside Festival 2015 has already been a great success, with families and music lovers of all ages travelling in from across the North East and further afield.

“We hope that visitors will continue to enjoy the free activities on offer over the next few weeks and look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces as this year’s festival draws to a close.”

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