Teesside born singer-songwriter James Arthur is the latest artist to be confirmed for this year's Mouth of the Tyne Festival.
James will perform at the Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Friday 6 July.
The X Factor winner’s latest album Back from the Edge has been a success across Europe.
His hit songs include Impossible, You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You, Say You Won’t Let Go, Naked and Rudimental’s Sun Comes Up.
Speaking about the announcement, Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn, CBE, said:
Supporting James at his Tynemouth show is very special guest Gabrielle Aplin.
Gabrielle rose to fame after posting acoustic songs on You Tube and went on to hit number one with her cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Power of Love,used as part of a John Lewis Christmas ad campaign.
The festival,supported by Engie and Port of Tyne and now in its 14th year, has hosted a range of artists including Paul Weller, Elbow, James Bay, The Script, James Morrison and Bryan Ferry.
The weekend will also feature a free programme of events including international street entertainment, live jazz music and a children’s pageant.