10th Gateshead Beer & Music Festival
Gateshead Beer & Music Festival first started off in 2010 with the emphasis on creating a great local community festival. Moving forward nine 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.
This year’s festival incorporated the SIBA North-East Regional competition, featuring beers from Berwick -upon-Tweed to Sheffield. As always we will have a great selection of Ciders that are sourced countrywide. In addition to the popular Cava bar, we will see the return of our Gin filled Jam Jar Bar and Prosecco cocktails.
Three Days of Fantastic Music!
We have a varied music programme over the 3 days of the festival! We always ensure the the bill is an eclectic mix covering all genres of music to suit all tastes, ranging from, Soul, Rock, Indie, Ska, Glam-Rock, Folk, Irish, Tributes, Traditional Northumbrian, Rockabilly to Male voice choirs. This years line-up includes:-
Friday 3rd May – Smoove & Turrell, The Understudies, Los Capitanes, Mollie Birmingham, Black n Blue, Silver Skiffle and Low Fell Ukuleles.
Saturday 4th May – Zen, The Good souls, The Sound Cartel, Funk Soul Sista, Diablo, Floresta Hustle, Ste Johnson and Sean & Terry.
Sunday 5th May – V12, C-Collective, Ska-toons, Ruby & the mystery cats, The Nutopians, Trilogy, Easy Tiger, George Welch & Christine Jeans and Ste Johnson.
“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!”
“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”
“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!”
“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.”
“Great fun, gorgeous beers, cider and fantastic bands!”
“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.”
“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
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
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.
The Evening Chronicle look ahead to our 10th festival!
From Our Sponsors
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.