The Shakes (Headliners) (21:00 – 22:30)

Introducing THE SHAKES! A North-east based rock-pop covers, pub and function band, covering all areas of the North of England. With a setlist featuring hits from The Beatles to Prince, Tom Jones to The Killers, THE SHAKES are an engaging and entertaining LIVE act that have something for everyone.

100% live and 100% professional; the band members are friends with a long history playing music together. With an average age of only 34, their gigs are energetic affairs meaning that this is a band not to miss.

Already a massive hit within the North East’s wedding / function scene these young men are developing a reputation for lighting up every dance floor they grace.

Boasting one of the best lead vocalists in the North East; their amazing musicianship, harmonies and floor filling anthems are leaving people thinking “…lets GET THE SHAKES!”

In 2016 the shakes supported UB40 at a packed out Bents Park…. Following their successful debut they have been invited back to support Sister Sledge in front of 30,000 at bents park this summer!!!

This band is not to be missed and one thing they will guarantee is a rockin’ good time!

The Understudies (19:30 – 20:30)

Four Gadgies from South Shields playing a load of tunes you don’t usually hear in pubs, with the kind of infectious energy and enthusiasm which has gained excellent reviews for early gigs. All veterans of the local gig scene, the band play a mix of Rock, Indie, Punk and new wave which hopes to find that elusive combination of songs you don’t hear but that you know and love.

Loads of proper mint songs by such bands and artists as…….Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Police, David Bowie, The Who, ELO, The Faces, Wings, Talking Heads, Prince, The Jam, and a few more. Mint!

The Maverick Rejects (18:00 – 19:00)

TMR play mainly punky covers of RockN’Roll Classics including Rockin’ all over the World, Surfin’ USA, Jailhouse Rock and the famous Maverick Rejects Rock’N Roll Medley and many more while still pleasing the hardcore of our fanbase with massive classic rock anthems such as Sweet Home Alabama. I Love Rock N’ Roll, Hey Jude and I Fought the Law. Come along and you WON’T be disappointed!

Click here to head to Maverick Rejects facebook page.

 The Sleeze Sisters (16:30 – 17:30)

The Sleeze Sisters are currently the hottest ticket in town. You are always guaranteed a great night of high octane entertainment as the sisters strut there way through hit after hit ranging from the 70’s through to the current charts. The sisters are well established session musicians so you can expect to hear faithfully reconstructed songs played to the very highest standard.

The sisters are guaranteed to make any party go with a bang.

STAN the BAND (15:00 – 16:00)


STAN – it’s a band not a man! It’s the legendary guitar 4 piece from Newcastle upon Tyne.
“…good-time boogie-rock that feels like it’s one part shipyard sweat, one part bar-room philosophy and one part melodic know-how”


GIROSCOPE (13:35 – 14:30)

We are delighted to announce that Giroscope will be joining us in Saturday 5th May.

They will be performing Classics from the 70s & 80s…….including the likes of:-
Roxanne – Police Masterblaster – Stevie Wonder, Logical Song – Supertramp, Rosanna – Toto, Mr Blue Sky – ELO, This town ain’t big enough – Sparks, Hotel California – Eagles and some surprises.


Paige Temperley (12:30 – 13:10)



Paige Temperley is a sophisticated singer-songwriter and guitarist from the North East of England.

With a voice that delivers so much emotion Paige plays a mixture of modern and classic covers with her own personal delivery that make them sound that they are her own.

Head here to check out her facebook page Paige Temperley Music


 Terry & Sean – (12:00 – 14.00) – Indoor Stage

Following a brilliant debut at our 2016 festival and a return fixture in 2017, Terry Fletcher and Sean Taylor are coming back to to play a relaxed set in our Bar/Hall area on Saturday 5th May 12pm-2pm.

Terry Fletcher and Sean Taylor are an acoustic duo formed in 2002 who play songs by James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tom Waites, Joe Jackson, and more. We liked the name.
Sean (bass, acoustic guitar) has played in many bands. Until recently he played in both the western alt country band Diesel Therapy and the Annie Orwin band. As well as playing in Los Twangeros he also plays bass with the Aaron Bayley band.
Terry (acoustic guitar and vocals) has played in bands too long ago to mention and since the 80’s has played solo in pubs and folk clubs in the region and most lately in Edinburgh. Is currently a resident musician at Cramlington Folk Club and guitarist and vocalist with the local band The Mirrors.

Please note: All artists are subject to change without notice. Times may be adjusted without notice

Today’s selected charity will be:-

We are delighted to announce that in partnership with Hay & Kilner Solicitors, we will be supporting the The People’s Kitchen on Saturday 5th May.

The Peoples Kitchen have been supporting those who need their help in Newcastle for three decades.

Established thanks to one woman’s determination, their organisation has grown enormously from its humble beginnings under the railway arches at Dean Street, but their philosophy remains the same. They continue to offer clothes, food, warm surroundings, and a warm welcome to anyone that needs their help.