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James Arthur to play Mouth of the Tyne Festival

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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:

James is one of the most popular artists in the UK right now and we are pleased to welcome him to the festival line-up.

“With Paloma Faith selling out in a week, andthis latest announcement, it is set to be another great year for the festivaland demonstrates our commitment to making North Tyneside a great place to live,work and visit.”

– North Tyneside Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn

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.