Gateshead Beer & Music Festival

Following Government Guidelines we have taken the decision to reschedule the event to

27th to 29th August 2021 – tickets are now on sale!

Please note all previously issued tickets for postponed dates are now invalid and won’t allow access to our 2021 event.

Please read our important statement for refund/reschedule information.

*Please note the event is subject to license and COVID restrictions*

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11th Gateshead Beer & Music Festival
Fri 27th to Sun 29th August 2021
Doors open 1pm & 12pm Sat/Sun

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 Retro Bar, in addition to Craft Can Bar, Cider bar, Premium lagers and a new food area.

This year’s festival incorporates 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.

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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:-

Fri 27th August – Smoove & Turrell, The Breakfast Club, Johnston and the jets & TBC

Sat 28th August – We are champion (Queen Tribute), V12 Band,  The Sleeze Sisters, Mike Memphis, Strictly Smokin’ band, tbc

Sun 30th August – C-Collective, The Sound Cartel, The Stoned Crowes, NE Street Band, City of Newcastle Pipe band, Pretty Weeds, tbc

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Christmas Party Night - Friday 10th December 2021.

Online sales now available!

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Gateshead Family Funday

Saturday 9th July 2022

Gateshead Family Fun Day is an annual event that has been running for well over 40 years starting off initially as the Rugby Club’s garden Fete. However, over the last 5 years or so we have made a big effort to integrate the event into the wider Low Fell and Gateshead community and attract a much wider audience. This has proved a huge success and we usually attract a great number of visitors over the day (high numbers especially if the weather is good).

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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!

11th Gateshead Beer Festival

Opening Times:
Fri 27th August 2021– 2.00pm to 11.00pm
Sat 29th August 2021 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sun 30th August 2021 – 12.00pm to 10.00pm

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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The Festival

Beer lists!

It's the moment you've been waiting for - our 2021 beer lists are now available! You can find them by clicking here. What are you looking forward to tasting?
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Online sales – collection only!

As from Thursday 26th August all online ticket purchases must be collected on the door on the day of your attendance. There  will be no more postal deliveries! Thanks again…
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Looking ahead to this weekend!

Gateshead Beer & Music Festival returns for its 11th year! Our festival returns to Gateshead Rugby Club for the 11th year following the postponement of 2020’s event due to the…

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