Rufus Wainwright has been added to the bill of this summer’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival, which takes place in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay on the North East Coast this July.
The internationally-renowned singer, who Sir Elton John calls “the greatest songwriter on the planet”, will play the Playhouse Whitley Bay on July 8. Tickets, priced at £29.50 and £35 go on sale on Friday (tomorrow), May 8 at 9am and are available from the box office on 0844 248 1588 or online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.
The show will be the first on his UK tour which takes place throughout July.
Son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and brother of singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theatre, dance, and film.
His concert, which begins five days of celebrations, features an impressive musical line up with Beautiful South founder Paul Heaton and long-time band singerJacqui Abbott; British ska legends The Specials; Motown legends Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (all three headlining at Tynemouth Priory and Castle on July 10, 11 and 12 respectively) as well as local upcoming artists, Lisbon and singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti (both at The Playhouse on July 9 and 10).
The addition of Rufus to the bill of the 11th annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival is sure to excite his many fans from all over the North East and beyond with tickets expected to sell out fast for this intimate venue. Mouth Of TheTyne is fast becoming the North East’s must-see music line up of the summer.
Line up so far:
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT -PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT – THE SPECIALS – MARTHA REEVES AND & THE VANDELLAS – I AM KLOOT – ROOTS MANUVA –THE CHRISTIANS – JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET – JACK SAVORETTI – LISBON – BEN OTTEWELL – KOSOTI – OLIVIA DEVINE