MUSICAL stars Heather Small, Atomic Kitten and Rebecca Ferguson are setting sail for South Shields this weekend.

Sponsored since 2015 by the Port of Tyne, the Sunday concert series, held as part of the South Tyneside Festival, has this year welcomed names such as Pixie Lott, Aston Merrygold, The Vamps, Scouting for Girls, Roachford and The Fizz.

Sunday’s event will bring the curtain down on this year’s shows and will feature former M People singer Heather Small.

Atomic Kitten are also returning to the event having last appeared in 2015.

Former X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson was last week confirmed as a replacement for Lemar.

Also hailing from the X Factor is County Durham’s Sam Lavery, a finalist in 2016.

South Shields’ George Formby impersonator, James Bassett, is also taking to the stage.

Gates will open at about noon for priority plus ticket holders and at approximately 12.45pm for everyone else.

Admission is free, and there is space for about 15,000 visitors to gain free access on the day.

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