The Mouth of the Tyne Festival – tickets had been sold out on the first day on sale – so we were lucky. We had folded chairs, wine and a picnic and we were waiting in a long line which reached right down the hill to the Haven, our local beach. The air was happy, the weather was dry and everyone was excited.
This festival is held in the grounds of a thousand year old castle, The Priory, a beautiful location at the end of our small village on Front Street and on a headland overlooking The North Sea. Those who had not been able to purchase tickets were thronging the streets and pubs from which they could hear the music very well. We found a really great spot and had our wine and picnic as we watched the first band. Then Paul Weller came on! Everyone stood, and so did we! Fantastic, we sang and danced and had a great time. He was brilliant.
We return every year, and here is the best bit, we both live around twenty minutes walk from the Tynemouth Priory, and others come from all over the country to attend!