Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter, Paloma Faith, is the first artist to be announced for this year's Mouth of the Tyne Festival at Tynemouth Priory.

Her number one album ‘The Architect’ is currently riding high in the charts, with eight weeks in the top ten and over 250,000 copies sold.

The 2015 Brit Award-winner – who is nominated again this year for Best British Female – will embark on her ‘The Architect Summer Tour’ from June and she plays the Mouth of the Tyne Festival for the first time on July 5.

Paloma's hits include ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’.

The festival, now in its 14th year, has hosted a range of artists including Paul Weller, Elbow, James Bay, The Script, James Morrison and Bryan Ferry.

“We are delighted to announce that world-renowned artist Paloma Faith will perform in North Tyneside this summer. I know many people will be looking forward to watching her perform her hits in the special and picturesque setting of Tynemouth Priory and Castle. > “The Mouth of the Tyne Festival attracts around 100,000 visitors each year, which always provides a huge boost the local economy and increases tourism to the borough. With such a high calibre act confirmed for the festival and more exciting announcements to come, I’m sure this year will be no different.”

North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn