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A MULTI-PLATINUM singer-songwriter is headlining a free outdoor concert in South Shields this summer.

The South Tyneside Festival organised by South Tyneside Council, returns in June with a packed programme of events and a number of big name acts set to entertain crowds at the popular Sunday concert series.

And festival organisers have now revealed that multi-award winning artist Gabrielle will be entertaining crowds at the final Bents Park show, which takes place on 4 August.

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.

“The North East audiences are always up for a great time and I’m really looking forward to being back in the region,” said Gabrielle.

“I’ve heard the concerts have a real festival feel to them and it’s sure to be a fantastic day.”

Councillor Ken Stephenson, Mayor of South Tyneside, is delighted to have Gabrielle performing.

“Gabrielle is an incredible singer and we’re really looking forward to welcoming her on the Bents Park stage in August,” said Councillor Stephenson.

“The concerts are a great day out for the whole family and I expect Gabrielle will be a very popular addition to the series.”

The concerts are free to attend but fans looking to secure a prime viewing spot can purchase a Priority Plus ticket, priced at £6.

Only a limited number are available and tickets must be purchased in advance, which allows fans earlier access to the park and access to a dedicated bar area and toilets.

This year’s Sunday concerts are supported by BBC Newcastle 95.4FM and sponsored by Port of Tyne, Colmans Seafood Temple, South Tyneside College and The Sea Hotel.

Marti Pellow, former lead singer of Wet Wet Wet is headlining the first of the concerts on 14 July, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the shows are available to buy now from Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/southtynesidefestival or by calling 0844 844 0444.

They can also be purchased in person at Shop @ The Word in Market Place, South Shields. For more information and full listings visit: www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk or follow the social media accounts on Twitter @stynesideevents and Facebook /southtynesideevents

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