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Enjoy Music in the Park

Music lovers can enjoy a series of free afternoon concerts at a South Tyneside park when a host of North East bands get set to perform throughout the summer.

The Music in South Marine Park, at South Shields seafront, kicks off this week (15 July), with performances from South Tyneside Wind Bands from 10am to 12noon followed by pop rock band Barely Human from 2pm to 4pm.

This will be followed by concerts taking place in the Victorian bandstand, every Saturday afternoon, from 2pm to 4pm, running until 2 September (except 26 August), as part of the three-month South Tyneside Festival programme of live music, events and entertainment.

The programme of music has been organised by The Friends of North and South Marine Park in partnership with South Tyneside Council.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: "The Music in South Marine Park series is just one of the many highlights of the South Tyneside Festival and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a selection of local bands for free every Saturday throughout the summer and into September.

"I would like to thank all of the acts taking part and the Friends of North and South Marine Park for bringing us this wonderful programme of live music."

Other acts set to perform in July include Rose Parade (22 July) followed by Rivelino (29 July).

In August, the Gaslighters will perform in the bandstand (5 August) followed by Cats Night Out (12 August) and Little Big Band (19 August). Just So will close the Music in South Marine Park series on Saturday 2 September.

For more information and full listings for the South Tyneside Festival 2017, visit to www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk search for South Tyneside Events on Facebook, follow STynesideEvents on Twitter or call the South Tyneside Visitor Information Centre on (0191) 424 7788.

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