Enjoy the energy of South Tyneside Festival

South Shields, Tyne and Wear

This fabulous summer festival brings three months of free entertainment to the vibrant seaside resort of South Shields.

The South Tyneside Festival is an annual celebration of music and culture in a unique setting.

The highlight each year is four open-air concerts on summer Sunday afternoons, which take place in Bents Park next to the beautiful beach on the seafront of South Shields. Entry is free of charge, or you can purchase a Priority Plus ticket which allows you in earlier to pick your spot & guarantees entry.

Another highlight is a spectacular Summer Parade. One of the biggest of its kind in the North it features more than 2000 participants and is hugely popular. With performances and free entertainment it's a great day out for all the family to enjoy.

Please note that the South Tyneside Festival will not take place in 2021. Please check the website for updates.  

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