This is South Tyneside Festival

Three months of entertainment at South Shields seafront

Sunday concerts at Bents Park

Fabulous FREE concerts across four weekends

  • Free entry
  • No tickets required
  • Gates open approximately 12:45PM
  • Sunday 14 July


    + Yo Man Funk Band + Marc Rowell + Drum Young

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  • Sunday 21 July

    Jason Donovan

    + Two Metres Apart + The Gaslighters + Sophie Gordon

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  • Sunday 28 July

    Sister Sledge

    feat. Kathy Sledge + Deniece Pearson (Five Star)

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  • Sunday 4 August

    Haircut 100

    + Carol Decker of T'Pau + SONIA

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Priority plus tickets

Available to buy online or @ The Word

Buy online The Word opening times
  • £6 per person
  • Under 5s free
  • Gates open approximately 12 noon
  • Guaranteed earlier access into the park
  • Dedicated bar serveries and toilets

Festival Parade

A spectacle of colour, dance and music

The biggest carnival of its kind in the North East, the hugely popular South Tyneside Festival Parade is here for the weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 of July.

  • Main Parade

    • Saturday 6 July
    • 1pm - 5pm

    Join us as the parade makes its way from the South Shields Town Hall to Bents Park, where there will be even more entertainment to enjoy.

    Festival parade
  • Entertainment by the Sea

    • Sunday 7 July
    • 12pm - 3pm

    Come along to Sandhaven Promenade at South Shields seafront for Entertainment by the Sea - an afternoon of entertainment, performances and live music as part of our Summer Parade weekend celebration.

    Entertainment by the Sea

Proms in the park

  • Sunday 7 July
  • 3pm - 5pm

A warm welcome for the return of proms in the park…. get ready to enjoy a whole host of classical performances and singers at an open-air concert in the Bents Park, South Shields. Music lovers are invited to bring along their picnics and deck chairs, flags and voices ready for the best sing song in South Tyneside.

Proms in the park

Other events

  • Live Music at the Amphitheatre

    Throughout June

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  • Brass Bands at the Amphitheatre

    From June to August

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  • Kids Fun Fest

    Throughout August

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  • Music in the South Marine Park

    From July to September

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Frequently asked questions

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