A galaxy of stars, whose careers span five decades, are coming together for a spectacular summer of music in the North East.
Texas, All Saints, Gabrielle, 10cc, Republica and Heather Small and are among the acts who will be heading to the region for the return of the South Tyneside Summer Festival and Sound Waves 2014.
Sound Waves, being held at Bents Park, South Shields on Saturday August 23, will feature Scottish super group Texas, who stormed the charts with a string of hits, including Say What You Want, I Don’t Want A Lover and Black Eyed Boy, chart-topping girl group All Saints and multi-platinum selling and BRIT award-winning singer/songwriter Gabrielle.
They’ll be joined by South Tyneside’s own rising star, soul singer Lulu James.
Before this special, ticketed, event music lovers will have the chance to see a whole host of live performances for free, as part of the South Tyneside Summer Festival 2014.
These concerts, which are open to all ages, will be headlined by pop stars Shayne Ward and B*witched (July 13), 70s hit makers 10cc (July 20) and M People singer Heather Small (July 27).
They will be supported by a host of North East and UK acts, including South Tyneside group The Waiters (July 13) and leading rock covers band UK Rock Legends (July 20).
The festival’s renowned carnival-style parade through South Shields will also return on July 5, this time with a Get Active theme, followed by a family fun day with more live music and entertainment on July 6 and the new Kids Fun-Fest programme running throughout August.
Both Sound Waves and the South Tyneside Summer Festival are being organised by South Tyneside Council, with support from a number of sponsors and partners, including Colmans, Dicksons, Port of Tyne, Minchella & Co and Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.
Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council, said: “Sound Waves 2013 was a huge success, with thousands turning out to see live performances by Little Mix and McFly.
“We’re delighted to have secured such high-profile acts as Texas, All Saints and Gabrielle for this year’s line-up and look forward to welcoming them and South Tyneside own Lulu James to the borough.
“We’re confident that Sound Waves will once again serve as a great compliment to the free music on offer at the South Tyneside Summer Festival, including the headline performances by Shayne Ward, B*Witched, 10cc and Heather Small.”
Tickets for Sound Waves 2014, priced at £30 for adults and £20 for ages five to 17, are available now from The Customs House, South Shields on 0191 4541234 or www.customshouse.co.uk, the stadium of light or ticketmaster.
For more information visit www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk, search southtynesidevents on Facebook or follow @soundwavesst on Twitter.
You can also find out more about the free events happening as part of the South Tyneside Summer Festival at www.southtyneside.info/summerfestival or by following STynesideEvents on Twitter.