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Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow will headline the first of this summer's free South Shields concerts.
The 'Love is All Around Me' star will perform at Bents Park on July 14th as part of the South Tyneside Festival, organised by South Tyneside Council.
Celebrated for his role in the group as well as a successful solo career, Marti Pellow has enjoyed worldwide fame, creating chart-topping, multi-platinum albums, holding the record for the longest number one in UK chart history and creating one of the four biggest selling songs in the UK of all time.
The award-winning singer-songwriter has also found success as a musical theatre star, starring in hit productions in the West End and on Broadway.
"I always love performing in the North East and I’m delighted to be opening the first of the Sunday concerts at the South Tyneside Festival this year,” he said.