Americana stars celebrate 10 years of SummerTyne

Rosanne Cash is among the headliners as the SummerTyne Festival of Americana celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Rosanne Cash is among the headliners as the SummerTyne Festival of Americana celebrates its 10th anniversary.

THE line-up has been announced for this year’s SummerTyne Festival at The Sage Gateshead as it prepares to mark a major milestone.

The event, which brings together top Americana acts from far and wide, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The Shires - Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle - are coming to The Sage Gateshead for SummerTyne.

The Shires - Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle - are coming to The Sage Gateshead for SummerTyne.

The venue is staging a weekend-long party and inviting along some famous and legendary friends, as well as the pick of the new crop of breakthrough acts.

The event gathers the finest American roots music from both sides of the Atlantic, and this year’s festival has a strong seam of southern soul, blues and gospel, alongside a top-notch cast of country, rock and Americana stars.

It will be held over three days, from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19.

When it comes to country music royalty, Emmylou Harris is one of the first names to roll off the tongue, and she will headline the first night, in a partnership with long-time collaborator Rodney Crowell.

Saturday night will see a performance by a member of the first family of American music, Rosanne Cash, return to SummerTyne with John Levanthal for an intimate duo show, performing material from Cash’s recent Grammy- winning album The River & The Thread.

On the Sunday night,young British country act The Shires, who broke through last year when debut album Brave stormed into the Top 10 of the UK charts, will headline, sharing the bill with Nashville country star Jace Everett, whose song Bad Things is the theme for popular HBO vampire series True Blood.

Other acts appearing over the weekend include Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens, Cedric Burnside Project, The McCrary Sisters, Gruff Rhys, The Felice Brothers, James Hunter, Della Mae and Ward Thomas, with many more still to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now from 443 4661, with early bird passes available until May 7.