One of the star attractions at Hard Rock Hell 2009 has confirmed a special show this summer – kicking off what could be the UK’s latest mini festival.

Tigertailz were in sparkling form at Prestatyn before Christmas and the band will play a headline show in Newcastle on July 2.

And rushonrock understands the Welsh band’s confirmation means promoters are pressing ahead with longstanding plans to deliver a two-day festival on Tyneside. Names in the frame include recent visitors The Crave, New Generation Superstars and local faves Fables Last Stand. Organisers are remaining tight lipped on just who might headline day two but talks are taking place with a big name artist to lead the charge on July 3.

US stars Love/Hate were strongly rumoured to be hot favourites to headline a festival mooted for August but it appears that tie-up is dead in the water.

And now rock fans across the North East will be keeping their fingers crossed that the region will finally be joining the summer festival circuit.