Founder members of the Beautiful South will play the band's hits and original material at the final South Tyneside Festival concert of the summer.
The South - which includes former Beautiful South members Alison Wheeler and Gaz Birtles - will play a free concert in Bents Park, South Shields on Sunday August 2, as part of South Tyneside Festival . The South will close the summer of free performances, which will open with Ella Henderson's concert in Bents Park on Sunday July 12.
South Tyneside Council say the South will play a selection of The Beautiful South’s best known hits, including Song for Whoever, A Little Time, Rotterdam and Don’t Marry Her, along with original music from The South.
Mayor of South Tyneside, Cllr Norman Dick, is confident the final show will draw a huge crowd.
“We have some fantastic performers lined up for the concerts this year and I think The South are a perfect choice to end the series on a high,” said Cllr Dick.
“The Beautiful South produced a huge number of hits over the years which I’m sure will really get people into the festival spirit and I’m looking forward to seeing The South take to the stage in August.
“This year is already shaping up to be one of our best yet and we hope to welcome people from all over the region and beyond over the summer.”
Will Young, Shalamar and the Fizz, and Ella Henderson are also set to perform at the summer concerts in July and August.
The concerts are free to attend but a limited number of Priority Plus tickets are also available for £6, which guarantees earlier entry to the event and access to dedicated bars and toilets.
Those with a ticket will still have guaranteed entry if they arrive later and children under five can enter for free with a Priority Plus ticket holder.
Tickets for the first show are available to buy now from Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/southtynesidefestival or by calling 0333 321 9999.
They can also be purchased in person at Shop at The Word in Market Place, South Shields.