South Tyneside Festival 2020
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 2020 has been revealed as chart-topper Ella Henderson. She'll take to the stage at South Shields’ Bents Park on 12th July.
The award-winning artist who's known for her soulful songwriting enjoyed huge success with her first single Ghost and debut album Chapter One, which reached the No.1 spot and produced further hits Glow and Yours.
Last year Ella released her first solo music in five years with the EP Glorious, along with the collaborations We Got Love with Sigala and This Is Real with Jax Jones – which became her fourth UK top 10 single.
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
- Bents Park Road
- South Shields
- NE33 2LD