Elvis Costello and Ian Dury And The Blockheads are to front a host of stars at a new festival, "Rock On The Tyne," at Gateshead International Stadium next month.
The festival is being held at the same time as Reading on August 29 and 30 and, with acts like U2 and Pauline Murray, could provide a new music alternative to Reading's traditional stars.
Joint headliners on Saturday August 29 are Costello and Dury, supported by U2; The Polecats, Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls, Doll By Doll and Huang Chung.
Sunday has a more traditional feel, with Rory Gallagher and his band playing their only British date this year at the top of the bill. He is joined by Dr. Feelgood, Lindisfarne, Ginger's Nutters, Diamond Head, Trimmer And Jenkins and Fist.
Tickets are available now by postal application only and cost for one day and £12 for the weekend, including VAT and parking. Postal orders or cheques should be made payable to 'Rock On The Tyne' and sent with a SAE to 'Rock On The Tyne', PO Box 1LT, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE99 1LT.
The choice of day should be put on the envelope and 21 days allowed for delivery. Full details of facilities along with maps will be sent with the tickets: