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Massive crowds for South Tyneside Festival

The queue to enter Bents Park. Credit: ITV News

Very large crowds have already arrived for a major outdoor music event on South Tyneside, featuring The Proclaimers and Lindisfarne.

The acts are due to take to stage for the South Tyneside Festival at Bents Park, on the South Shields seafront, at 2.15pm.

Organisers say they expect 27,000 people to enjoy the free concert.

The Proclaimers. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Proclaimers - twin brothers Craig and Charles Reid - shot to fame in the 1980s and have been playing to audiences around the world ever since.

They will be entertaining the crowds at South Shields with hits including 'Letter from America', 'Let's Get Married' and the famous 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)'.

They will be joined at Bents Park by 70s rock and folk band, Lindisfarne.

Now fronted by founder member Rod Clements, the band has an extensive catalogue of tracks, many of which have become famous North East anthems.

The band will be performing some of their classics including 'Fog on the Tyne', 'Run for Home', 'Meet Me on the Corner' and 'Lady Eleanor'.

Also taking to the stage this weekend is Newcastle soul singer and songwriter Beth Macari.


Colourful parade for Newcastle Pride 2016

Newcastle Pride 2016's colourful parade through the city centre.

Scenes in the city centre on Saturday. Credit: ITV News
Glad to be LGBT - a big show of Pride. Credit: ITV News

The annual celebration of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) culture on Tyneside has returned for a 9th year.

Around 70,000 people took part in the event last year, and organisers are hoping to break that record this weekend.

It is hoped that 70,000 or more will attend. Credit: ITV News

Saturday's action began with the traditional LGBT parade from the Civic Centre to the Town Moor at noon.

This is followed by Main Stage performances at the Moor by a host of stars, with 5ive headlining on Saturday and Heather Small closing the show on Sunday.

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