Popular Mouth of the Tyne Festival postponed

This year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival has been postponed until 2022.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 3:16 pm
Crowds at the last Mouth of the Tyne Festival in 2019.

Officials at North Tyneside Council say they made the very hard decision to postpone the event due to the current uncertainty surrounding the next step on the Government’s roadmap.

The festival, an annual celebration of outdoor concerts and street entertainment that attracts crowds of over 100,000 people to the coast, was planned to take place from July 8 to 11 after being rescheduled from last year.

But in line with other festivals and events across the UK, the council has decided to take action in what it believes are the best interests of residents, visitors, artists, suppliers and staff.

The festival will now return to Tynemouth from July 7 to 10, 2022.

Keane’s show has now been rescheduled to Friday, July 8, 2022.

Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the new dates but anyone who would like a refund can get one from their point of purchase.

Coun Sarah Day, Cabinet Member responsible for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: “It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the decision to postpone Mouth of the Tyne Festival until next year.

"We know this will be a huge disappointment to everyone who was looking forward to what is the jewel in the crown of our summer event season and one of the region’s most popular festivals – attracting tens of thousands of people.

“We had so hoped that we could make the festival work this year and gave it every chance.

"However, with uncertainty still surrounding the next stage of the Government’s roadmap on June 21, we feel we are not in a position to plan and deliver this world-class event to the standard the public expect.

“The logistics involved in organising a festival of this size are significant and with the safety of thousands of visitors to consider we just can’t take any chances.

“We are all disappointed, but we hope the public will understand and we’ll come back bigger and stronger next year with an event to make us all proud. We’re working hard to make sure ticketholders still get to see the artists they were looking forward to.”

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