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The Vamps at South Tyneside Festival

I spent my teenage years fangirling over The Vamps, so I had to get myself along to South Tyneside Festival and relive my teenage dreams.

I was screaming and the nostalgia hit me like a brick at South Tyneside Festival. The Vamps played some of their upbeat and unforgettable hits, such as Can We Dance, Wild Heart and Somebody To You, and my personal favourite: Cheater. The field was full of smiling faces enjoying the entertainment the band and the fantastic support acts had to offer. The support acts, Newcastle singer-songwriter Lauren Amour, South Shields band The Waiters and London singer songwriter Henry Moodie all delivered amazing performances and got the audience singing along. Bradley Simpson, the lead singer of The Vamps, brought amazing energy, encouraging everyone to sing at the top of their lungs and dance like no-ones watching, to which I certainly complied.

The festival, which is free to attend, was filled with a multitude of different food vendors. I had to grab myself an ice cream, supplied by Minchella & Co. The event also had hireable deck chairs for those who wanted to sit back and catch some rays whilst listening to the remarkable talents on the stage before them. Singing and dancing was more my vibe though!

The remainder of South Tyneside Festival is taking place in Bents Park, South Shields, throughout July. On July 16th, Jason Donovan will be taking to the stage. The week after, ABBA tribute Bjorn Again will headline the festival, and for the last date, on July 30th, Boyzlife will perform.

By Sophie Middleton

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