South Tyneside Festival 2019: What's still to come on this summer's programme

South Tyneside Festival is well underway, providing entertainment for the whole family. But what’s left to come?

By Faye Dixon
Monday, 29 July, 2019, 07:57
Crowds have flocked to Bents Park for the South Tyneside Festival concerts

This year’s event has already seen a fantastic line-up for the free concerts at Bents Park and thousands have descended on the borough to enjoy a range of events.

Live music has entertained the crowds as families have headed into South Shields – and the sometimes-dull weather has not stopped the fun.

The festival officially kicked off for 2019 on Saturday, July 6 with a space-themed carnival parade featuring dancing, costumes and creatures for both parents and children to enjoy.

Midge Ure headlined one of the South Tyneside Festival Sunday concerts at Bents Park

Bents Park has also hosted three of its four summer concerts – with the final chapter set to take place this weekend with singer-songwriter Gabrielle.

The final weekend of live music will take place on Sunday, August 4 but what is left to see at South Tyneside Festival?

*Local brass bands will assemble at the Sandhaven Amphitheatre every Sunday until September for performances between 2pm and 4pm.

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Buzzing audiences have danced and sang along despite the weather

*Free games and activities will feature a host of performers at the Amphitheatre on August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22 between 2pm and 4pm.

*Multi-platinum artist Gabrielle is set to headline the final South Tyneside Festival Sunday concert on Sunday, August 4 at Bents Park. She is known for her classic singles Dreams, Rise and Out of Reach.

*Lee Gray, a Shields-born musician, will be supporting her on the day along with Chloe Rose, a talented 18-year-old, Groovetrain, a 7-piece funk soul band and Shields' diva Jen Cherene.

*Live music will continue in the area at South Marine Park on Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm with Cats Night Out, Little Big Band, The Gaslighters, Barely Human and Rose Parade still to perform until September.

Marti Pellow was another great headline act