The hugely popular South Tyneside Festival returns this summer to South Shields. The series of Sunday concerts are part of a three-month family-friendly programme of entertainment, including the Summer Parade, various live music performances and the popular Kids' Fun-Fest.
The first star performing for summer 2021 has been revealed as chart-topper Ella Henderson. She'll take to the stage at South Shields’ Bents Park on 11th July.
It has been announced that The South will now perform on the same bill as Ella Henderson in 2021.
This show was rescheduled from 12th July 2020 (Ella Henderson) and 2nd August 2020 (The South)..
X Factor 2012 finalist and BRITs nominee Ella Henderson isn't looking to be the usual pop balladeer or dance/electro artist many would expect from a former talent show singer. 'With my mum, we would listen to Motown, Marvin Gaye, The Shirelles, The Crystals. My brother loved reggae: Bob Marley, Musical Youth, Desmond Dekker. And the first song I ever heard as a kid was my granddad on the old record player with God Bless The Child by Billie Holiday,' says Ella. Her 2014 no.1 single Ghost and No.1 platinum album Chapter One offered a modern take on funk and soul. Then after seemingly disappearing from the music scene, she returned to the charts in 2019 to team up with Jax Jones on the UK no.9 hit 'This Is Real'.
See 3 tour dates featuring Ella Henderson
When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet… The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer, Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band. With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs - A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs, and many more, span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989! Come on! Let’s Carry On… Regardless! The South are: Alison Wheeler (Vocals), Gaz Birtles (Vocals), Phil Barton (Guitars), Steve Nutter (Bass), Dave Anderson (Drums), Karl Brown (Percussion), Gareth John (Trumpet), Su Robinson (Sax), Andy Price (Keys)
See 20 tour dates featuring The South
- Bents Park Road
- South Shields
- NE33 2LD