The 10th Gateshead Beer & Music Festival

Friday 3rd May to Sunday 5th May 2019

Gateshead Beer & Music Festival first started off in 2010 with the emphasis on creating a great local community festival. Moving forward seven years the festival has grown into an event that is loved both locally and nationally, whilst maintaining its community beliefs. In 2016 we were delighted to be named as a Finalist in the Tyne & Wear Lifestyle awards – Best live experience.

The festival organisers pride themselves on striving to improve the festival year on year, this year there are no exceptions with the introduction of the Craft Can Bar, the new and improved Cider bar, the addition of premium lagers and a new food area.

Once again we have a great selection of Ales & Ciders that are sourced countrywide; however, we always ensure that we provide a great springboard for local brewers to showcase their products In addition to the popular Cava bar, we will see the return of our Gin filled Jam Jar Bar and Prosecco cocktails.

As always we have 3 fantastic days of live music performed on two stages….

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Christmas Party Night

Saturday 15th December 2018

Brought to you by the team behind the Gateshead Gin Festival & Summer Rumshack.

For one night only Gateshead Rugby Club is to be transformed into the Winter Wonderland Gin Lounge.

Tickets now on sale!

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Ladies Day

Saturday 9th March 2019

Calling all ladies of Low Fell & Beyond come along and spend an afternoon appreciating the finer aspects of the gentleman’s game with your friends and family whilst having a great time.

There’ll be a glass of fizz on arrival, casino games, nibbles of cheese, meats, olives etc.

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The 9th Gateshead Beer Festival had an exciting line-up of music and beer plus a great selection of gins, whiskies, premium lagers and bottles of fizz. We also had lots of delicious food available. If you didn’t have a chance to attend then you’re in luck, click below to watch the 2017 showreel – our 2018 showreel is currently in post-production. Our 2019 festival will return on Friday 3rd May to Sunday 5th May.

The 9th Gateshead Beer Festival showreel

Tickets now on sale!

Andrew Porter

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

The Sleeze Sisters

“Friendly staff, nice setup, amazing crowd. All round great festival. Nice beer too!”

Blistered Molly

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


“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”

Louise Parker

“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!”

Geoff Mull

“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!”

Band Of Beards

“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.”

Luke Troy

“Great fun, gorgeous beers, cider and fantastic bands!”

DG Brucey

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

Dust Town Dogs

“Brilliant festival, brilliant music, brilliant beer and most importantly brilliant people.”

The mOObs

“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!”

10th Gateshead Beer Festival

Opening Times:
Fri 3rd May 2019 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sat 4th May 2019 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sun 5th May 2019 – 12.00pm to 10.30pm

Fantastic Beer & More

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

Awesome Live Music

We’ve got plenty of live music available from lots of bands, many local. With over 24 bands appearing across the weekend on two stages.

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Gin Festival
13th December 2018

Christmas Gin Festival Party.

Just to confirm, this weekends event will be held indoors in our newly refurbished function suite.

Fireworks Night
1st November 2018

Fireworks update

FIREWORKS TICKETS update. 1st November 9pm. WOW!!! The weather forecast looks perfect for Sunday 4th November and we’ve been inundated with ticket sales today. The rugby club is now the…

Fireworks Night
31st October 2018

Fireworks tickets still available!

Sunday 4th November 2019 @GatesheadRFC Advanced Tickets: £2.50, Under 5’s Free. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the gate: £3.00 Under 5’s Free. ————————————————————— Tickets are no longer available…

 From Our Sponsors

Great British Meat Co

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.

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.