Bryan Ferry to headline North East gig

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Washington-born Bryan Ferry is returning to the North East.

It’s been announced this morning that the Roxy Music frontman will headline Mouth of the Tyne Festival this summer.

Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Will Young has also been added as a headline act for the four-day event, which takes place in the shadow of Tynemouth Priory and Castle in July.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 9am for the Bryan Ferry and Will Young nights, which take place on July 7 and 8, respectively.

Bryan Ferry, CBE, influenced a generation with his music and style. As a solo artist and Roxy Music front man, he achieved number one albums and top ten singles with hits including Love is the Drug, Tokyo Joe, Dance Away, Slave to Love and Let’s Stick Together.

The following night, Friday, July 8, multi-million selling singer-songwriter Will Young will perform. The set will include his catalogue of hits along with tracks from his new number one album 85% Proof.

The new announcements follow the news that Grammy-nominated James Bay will play the festival on July 9. Tickets are now completely sold out for his night after going on sale last week.

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival, now in its twelfth year, has welcomed a host of household name artists to North Tyneside including: Paul Weller, The Specials, The Script and James Morrison.

It celebrates music and performing arts across four main locations: Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Playhouse Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Front Street and Tynemouth Station. 2015’s event saw 90,000 visitors to the festival and over 10,000 attending the outdoor Priory concerts.

Besides nationally-known bands there is a popular free jazz stage at the end of Front Street, which will be a blaze of colour and activity throughout the festival, and includes a programme of street performers, parades and the hugely popular children’s pageant.

The Playhouse Whitley Bay will play host to live bands and musicians and Tynemouth Metro Station hosts a takeover for the duration, with dance troupes and a wide variety of musicians and performers.

There will also be a designated Early Years area for children featuring a storytelling, music and craft activities. Local food and craft stalls will line the station’s platform offering a delicious array of locally-sourced produce and decorative work.

Mouth of the Tyne Festival is supported by Port of Tyne, Kier and Tyne Met College.www.mouthofthetynefestival.com

•Tickets for Bryan Ferry and Will Young go on sale tomorrow at 9am from www.ticketmaster.co.uk