Council defends spending almost £250,000 on celebrities - Sunderland Echo

The borough's annual South Tyneside Summer Festival Sunday Concerts always see a host of celebrities taking to the stage in Bents Park, South Shields.

The free events attract thousands, with last Sunday's gig seeing 24,000 people flock to see Alexandra Burke and fellow reality talent show stars.

However, a Freedom of Information request has revealed that celebrities appearing in the borough were paid £142,950 in 2014/15 and £90,000 in 2015/16.

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Council defends spending almost £250,000 on celebrities - Sunderland Echo
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