Gateshead Beer & Music Festival

Following Government Guidelines we have taken the decision to reschedule the event to 30th April to 2nd May 2021

Please read our important statement for refund/reschedule information.

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11th Gateshead Beer & Music Festival
Fri 30th April to Sun 2nd May 2021
Doors open 12pm each day

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 30th April – Smoove & Turrell

Sat 1st May – We are Champion, The Sleeze Sisters, The Pre-amps

Sun 2nd May – The Kopycat Killers, NE Street Band, Strictly Smokin’ Big Band

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Fireworks Night - Cancelled

Following Government Guidelines we have taken the decision to cancel this years event.

Gateshead Family Funday

Saturday 10th July 2021

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:
Fri 30th April 2021– 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sat 1st May 2021 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sun 2nd May 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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From Our Sponsors

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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.