Organised by South Tyneside Council, Colmans will be sponsoring the festival alongside Port of Tyne, Zeera Indian Cuisine and National Citizen Service, with support from BBC Newcastle.
“The South Tyneside Festival’s Sunday Concert series has become a highlight of the borough’s summer calendar, attracting more than 77,500 visitors in 2015 alone,” said Richard Ord, owner of Colmans.
“Colmans are delighted to be supporting the event again this year and hope that everybody has a fantastic time. Who knows, maybe even one of the star performers will stop by to enjoy our world famous fish and chips.”
Highlights at the festival, which offers free events and activities throughout June, July and August, include the popular Sunday Concert series at Bents Park, South Shields as well as performances by X Factor favourites Alexandra Burke, Ben Haenow and Reggie ‘N’ Bollie as well as The Proclaimers , Tony Hadley and UB40.
Councillor Alan Kerr, deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: “Colmans have been strong supporters of the South Tyneside Festival for many years and it’s great to see visitors queuing for their award-winning fish and chips both before, and after, each of our events.
“I would like to thank them and our other sponsors for their ongoing commitment and enthusiasm and look forward to the Sunday Concert series getting underway next month.”
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