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Spicing Up The South Tyneside Festival

SouthTynesideSummer is hotting up in South Tyneside, as businesses give their backing to one of the borough’s biggest events.

Zeera Indian Cuisine at Ocean Road, South Shields, is among the sponsors already signed up for the South Tyneside Festival 2016.

The event, organised by South Tyneside Council, annually attracts thousands of visitors to the borough and is returning with its biggest ever line up during June, July and August.

Zeera, which specialises in gourmet Indian food served in opulent and stylish surroundings, is supporting the festival’s Sunday Concert series, which will welcome performances by acts including Alexandra Burke, The Proclaimers, Tony Hadley and UB40 over four consecutive Sundays in July.

Shah Choudhury, owner of the award-winning eatery, said: “The South Tyneside Festival is a huge event for South Shields and the surrounding area and we often get people coming to eat at Zeera after attending one of its free concerts or family-focussed activities.

“This year we are delighted to be getting more actively involved as a sponsor and look forward to welcoming more visitors throughout the summer.”

The South Tyneside Festival’s Sunday Concert series, which is being sponsored by Zeera, as well as Port of Tyne, Colmans fish and chips and NCS (National Citizen Service), will launch on July 10 with an open air performance by X Factor favourites Alexandra Burke, Ben Haenow and Reggie ‘n’ Bollie.

This will be followed in Bents Park, South Shields by The Proclaimers and Lindisfarne on July 17, Tony Hadley on July 24 and UB40 on July 31.

It all forms part of the wider South Tyneside Festival, which also includes live music at South Shields’ open-air Amphitheatre twice weekly in June, a Maritime Mayhem-themed parade on July 2 and Kids fun Fest parties throughout August.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: “The Sunday Concert series is a key part of the South Tyneside Festival and it is the support of sponsors like Zeera Indian Cuisine that help to make it such as success year on year.”

For more information about the Sunday Concert series and full listings for the South Tyneside Festival visit www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk call the South Tyneside Visitor Information Centre on 0191 424 7788, like South Tyneside Events’ Facebook page or follow STynesideEvents on Twitter.

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