Whitburn songbird Nadine Shah will be performing in the region this summer.
Nadine, who was raised in Whitburn but now lives in London, features in the line up for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival.
The singer-songwriter will be taking to the stage on Wednesday, July 9 at the Playhouse in Whitley Bay.
Regularly compared to Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, she supported The Futureheads as part of the annual festival last year and now returns with her own headline show. She will be supported by North Tyneside’s Sam Fender. Tickets are £10.
As part of the festival, American folk-rock band Midlake will be making their debut at the Playhouse on Thursday, July 10 as part of their European tour to celebrate the release of their new album, Antiphon. Tickets are £18.
Colourful performance poet John Cooper Clarke will also perform.
(I Married a) Monster from Outer Space, Beasley Street and The Day My Pad Went Mad are just some of the poems which made his reputation as the “punk poet” and saw him become an essential part of the Manchester post-punk scene with the likes of Buzzcocks, Joy Division and The Fall.
He takes to the stage at the Playhouse on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets are £17. Tickets are available from Tel. 0844 248 1588 or book online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk.