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Preview: The Futureheads at Whitely Bay Playhouse

Sunderland-based four-piece The Futureheads are to play a special one-off acoustic gig at Whitley Bay Playhouse

Sunderland-based band The Futureheads
Sunderland-based band The Futureheads

There are still tickets available for a one-off acoustic gig by The Futureheads in Whitley Bay next week.

The Sunderland-based four-piece, who wowed the crowd at The Journal Culture Awards at Durham Cathedral in April, have been recruited to perform a special concert by organisers of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, which runs from July 12 to 14.

The Futureheads gig, to be held at the Playhouse on Thursday, July 11, will serve as a perfect appetiser and will be an altogether more intimate affair than the band’s recent slot supporting Bon Jovi at the Stadium of Light.

The gig will mark the band’s debut at the venue and will see them cherry-picking a setlist of tracks from more than a decade of post-punk compositions. It’s a fair assumption that there will be a decent-sized slice from their latest, and a capella, album, Rant, which was received with open ears aplenty last year.

Once this tuneful starter has been enjoyed, the festival proper will kick off. Headline turn at the picturesque Tynemouth Priory and Castle setting is 80s band The Human League, who will bring 35 years of experience as well as a back catalogue containing songs like Don’t You Want Me, Mirror Man and (Keep Feeling) Fascination, on Friday, and singer-songwriter James Morrison, who sold out the 2010 event in record time, on Saturday.

Tickets for both shows cost £25 plus booking fee and are available from Ticketmaster on 08448 440 444 or online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

The Sunday Afternoon at The Priory show will be co-headlined by The Wonder Stuff with reggae legends Aswad. Tickets are £12 from North Shields and Whitley Bay Tourist Information Centres either in person or by calling 0191 200 5895 or 0191 643 5395.

To book tickets for The Futureheads’ concert on July 11 at the Playhouse Whitley Bay, call 08442 481 588 or book online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk

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