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Bents Park
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Free/upgrade to a Priority Plus ticket for £6 (under 5s free)

Gabrielle will headline the final South Tyneside Festival Sunday Concerts of the year!

The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will be performing at the free open-air concert on Sunday 4 August at Bents Park, on South Shields' beautiful seafront.

Gabrielle rose to fame in 1993 when her first single Dreams entered the charts at number two, breaking the record for the highest chart debut from a solo female singer in the UK and later taking the coveted number one spot. The star has sold more than five million albums since then and enjoyed a string of chart successes in a career spanning more than 25 years, most recently celebrating a top ten album with her 2018 release, Under My Skin.

Lee Gray, a South Shields-born musician, will be supporting at this Sunday Concert. Lee was a well-known performer as one half of the popular North East duo Woodface, before moving to New Zealand in 2011. The singer has since performed at festivals across New Zealand and even performed the opening song at the FIFA Under 20s World Cup in 2015, which he wrote and recorded.

The compere for the afternoon is BBC Newcastle's Lisa Shaw. Support will also come from Chloe Rose, a talented 18 year old who is one to watch, and Groovetrain, a great 7-piece funk soul band. South Shields' diva Jen Cherene, who performed solo at last year's Scouting for Girls show, will be joining the band line-up for a set that will get the crowd grooving.

Gates open approx. 12 noon for Priority Plus ticket holders and approx. 12.45pm for free entry for which no tickets are required.


It's a FREE concert to enjoy, but why not upgrade to a Priority Plus ticket.

A Priority Plus ticket allows earlier access into the event to pick the best spot, along with access to dedicated bar serveries and toilets. If you would prefer to arrive later your ticket will still provide you with access, however your viewing position may be more towards the rear of the crowd.

Priority Plus tickets are £6 (under 5s are free). They can only be purchased in advance up until 7 days before the concert, but be quick as there is only a limited amount available on a first come first served basis. Tickets are on sale now from: or 0844 844 0444

Or in person at the Shop @ The Word, South Shields Market Square (open Mon - Thu 9am - 6pm, Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm)


Gates open approx. 12 noon for Priority Plus ticket holders and approx. 12.45pm for free entry for which no tickets are required.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink, but there will be plenty of food outlets and bars in the park too. You can help us reduce the amount of waste at concerts by not bringing glass bottles into the park.

We will be carrying out bag searches for people entering the park. To help speed up the process visitors are encouraged to limit the number of bags they bring, and should leave any sharp instruments at home.

  • Bents Park
  • Sea Road
    South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE33 2NL

These events are brought to you by South Tyneside Council. With thanks to our sponsors Port of Tyne, Colmans Seafood Temple, South Tyneside College, The Sea Hotel and to the support of BBC Newcastle.

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The competition ends September 2019.

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