Sting and Sam Fender further support North Shields event as extra date added

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The Strangest Party is a North Shields charity festival, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

North East music legends have continued to share their support for North Shields music festival The Strangest Party, as the event adds another date. 

The Strangest Party is an upcoming charity music event, which is set to be held at North Shields’ Salt Market Social, to raise funds and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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North Shields born musicians, Sting (real name Gordon Sumner) and Sam Fender previously shared their support for the event, which will feature an incredible line-up of local talent. 

The festival, which was originally an one-night-only event on Saturday, June 8 has now had another date added due to a demand for tickets. 

The new date added will take place the day before on Friday, June 7, with talented tribute act The Gerry Cinna-man Experience headlining the show. 

The cause of The Strangest Party festival is to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, while also paying tribute to North Shields singer, producer, and recording studio owner Martin O’Nions who sadly passed away last year due to cancer. 

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Sting said: “I’m delighted to hear that an extra date has been added to The Strangest Party. It’s for such a worthy cause and a fitting tribute to a great man.”

Fender added: “Marty meant a lot to so many people - I’m not surprised Saturday sold out so quickly. The added date is a great opportunity for people to come together and support an important cause.”

The Gerry Cinna-man Experience is set to headline the brand-new date of North Shields festival The Strangest Party.The Gerry Cinna-man Experience is set to headline the brand-new date of North Shields festival The Strangest Party.
The Gerry Cinna-man Experience is set to headline the brand-new date of North Shields festival The Strangest Party.

Event organiser Jeri Marie Sumner, who is the niece of Sting said: “We wanted to put on a music event in honour of local music maestro Marty O'Nions who sadly passed away recently. 

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“Marty, who ran Notes music studio, was a huge help and inspiration to so many people in the North Tyneside music scene and we wanted to pay tribute to him with an event we know he’d approve of.”

Sting continued: “I’m proud of my niece and her friends for their hard work in making this happen and bringing together the generous community of North Shields and Tyneside for what should be a memorable weekend.”

Tickets are priced at only £12.50 for the Friday, June 7 date of The Strangest Party. For more information and to book tickets, please visit this link.

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