A FAVOURITE British pop band will be heading to the North East this summer, as part of one of the country’s biggest free festivals.
Hit group Scouting For Girls will be appearing in South Shields on July 15 as part of the South Tyneside Summer Festival.
The Brit-nominated band will warm up the crowd ahead of X Factor winner Matt Cardle who will take to the stage at Bents Park on July 22.
Scouting For Girls has had a string of hits over the last five years including She’s So Lovely, It’s Not About You and Elvis Ain’t Dead, which have seen them play sell-out shows across the UK.
Their appearance will consolidate the South Tyneside Summer Festival’s reputation for bringing top music to the region and giving people the opportunity to enjoy performers for free.
“This is yet another coup for the South Tyneside Summer Festival and proves once again what an important event this is, not just locally and regionally but nationally,” said Coun Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council.
“We’re delighted that we’re able to bring a band like Scouting For Girls – who are always a sell-out wherever they play – and let the people of South Tyneside and beyond get to see them at no cost.”
The Sunday concerts are part of a full programme of events that run during the three-month long festival which includes concerts, musical performances and children’s parties.
British band The Feeling, whose hits include Fill My Little World, Never Be Lonely and Love It When You Call, will headline at Bents Park on Sunday, July 29.
l Further details on all events are available at www.southtyneside.info/summerfestival