The Summer Tyne Festival in Newcastle is due to kick off next month, with the Sing for Water event starting the festivities. The festival will run form the 17th – 26th July 2009.
The Sing For Water event will see choirs performing water and river-related shows to raise money for the WaterAid charity, which aims to provide clean drinking water facilities to communities around the world.
As part of the Summer Tyne Festival, the Americana Weekend will be held on the 24th – 26th July. This weekend will see several popular American artists performing in Tyneside, including Lucinda Williams, Diana Jones, Taj Mahal Trio, Baby Gramps, The Flatlanders and Rodney Crowell.