"By far the best beer festival in the North East. It's now an annual event for us!! Keep up the good work fellas!!"

− Andrew Porter

"Friendly staff, nice set up, amazing crowd. All round great festival. Nice beer too!"

− The Sleeze Sisters

"We can't wait to play the festival again. Great beer, great music, great craic."

− Blistered Molly

"We are very pleased to be performing at the festival with our full band and we’ll be performing songs from the new Album. We look forward to this every year and look forward to seeing you there"

− Claypath

"Gateshead Beer Festival is and has been an annual event for my friends and I for the last five years. We wouldn't miss it for the world!"

− Louise Parker

"I can't wait to play on my doorstep! A home crowd is always a great gig! First time I've played the Gateshead Beer & Music Festival! So bring it on!"

− Geoff Mull

"Are there two finer things in the world than great beer and great music? Absolutely not! We can't wait to play a few tunes and sample a few beverages as well."

− Band Of Beards

"Great fun, gorgeous beers, cider and fantastic bands!"

− Luke Troy

"Fantastic beers, live music and atmosphere. Don't miss this session."

− DG Brucey

"Brilliant festival, brilliant music, brilliant beer and most importantly brilliant people"

− Dust Town Dogs

"We are thrilled to be invited back! GBF has a great atmosphere, of course great beer and again, we’ll be doing our best to add to the great music!”"

− The mOObs

We’ve got plenty of Beers, Ciders, Gins, Whisky’s, Cava and Wine available. All beers are local and national ales.


We have as many bands as types of beer and cider on offer.  Have a look at the music links for more information.

Opening Times

Fri 28th April – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sat 29th April – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sun 30th April – 12.00pm to 10.30pm

Finally a word of thanks to our one of our sponsors: The Great British Meat Company

Our story began over sixty years ago and as third generation butchers, we’re immensely proud of our meaty heritage. Our family business has been serving the public with the finest meat since 1953, and along the way we’ve earned a reputation for product and service excellence, with accreditation and accolades to match.

We’ve transferred these great core values of honesty, quality and service excellence to Great British Meat Co. to help us create meat memories for you.

We’ve worked across the industry supplying some of the top chefs and restaurants in the North of England and Scotland.

We’re excited to be moving back to the future, and are once again providing meat direct to households through the Great British Meat Co. We know our grandfather would be really proud, so it’s a great way to celebrate our 60th anniversary.