Gateshead Beer & Music Festival

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11th Gateshead Beer & Music Festival
Thur 7th to Sat 9th May 2020
Doors open 12pm each day

Thursday is the new Friday!

 Next year’s festival will start a day earlier to accommodate the Bank Holiday Friday!

We will also be celebrating the VE Day 75th Anniversary (8th May) with our very own street party!

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:-

Thur 7th May – Smoove & Turrell, The Breakfast Club, Aukestra, Black n Blue, Dead Skunk Skiffle

Fri 8th May (Bank Holiday) – We are Champion (Queen Tribute), C-Collective, The Sleeze Sisters, Mike Memphis & The Memphis Band, Strictly Smokin’ Band, The Doo Wop Dollies

Sat 9th May – The Kopycat Killers, The Stoned Crowes, The NE Street Band, The City of Newcastle Pipe Band, The Pretty Weeds, Brook Miller

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Gin Festival Christmas Party

Both dates are now SOLD OUT!

Our party night will see the return of the Gin bar which proved to be very popular at the recent Gateshead Gin Festival, in addition we will have a selection of Rums & Whiskeys available…..We are also looking to add a few winter warmers.

On top of this we will have our clubhouse bar serving a wide range of Beers, Lagers, Ciders, Wines & Soft Drinks

Friday 13th December will play host to our 80’s night whilst Saturday 14th December will be our 90’s night!

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Gateshead Summer Fest

TICKETS on Sale Spring 2020!

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August 2019

Brought to you by the team behind the “ever” popular Gateshead Beer & Music Festival.

Our Summer festival will see the return of the Gin & Rum shacks and our popular Prosecco bar. We will also have a great selection of Ciders, Continental Lagers & our “Retro” bar.

As always we will have a fantastic line-up of live entertainment.

Music TBC

We’ve also got entertainment from Tony Junior – Magician and entertainer, Go Kart party Northeast and The Creation Station arts and crafts.

Tickets on sale spring 2020!

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Gateshead Family Funday

Saturday 11th July 2020

Gateshead Family Fun Day is an annual event that has been running for well over 30 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:
Thu 7th May 2020 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Fri 8th May 2020 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sat 9th May 2020 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm

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.

Latest News

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3rd February 2020

North East Independent Beer Awards return to Gateshead.

Prestigious awards ceremony chooses local beer festival as host The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has chosen to return to the Gateshead Beer and Music Festival on Thursday 7th May…
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9th January 2020

Thursday Start & Friday Bank Holiday

To coincide with VE Day the May Bank Holiday has now moved to “Friday 8th May”. To align with this our festival now kicks off on Thursday 7th May with…
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11th December 2019

VE Day Celebrations – update

Join us for a weekend of VE celebrations including our street party theme on Friday 8th May. This day will feature live music from the Strictly Smokin' Band who will…

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.