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Ladies Day 18th April – Cancelled

By Ladies Day

Hello everyone -you’ll not be surprised, but unfortunately the Ladies Day on 18th April is cancelled for now.

We don’t have an alternative date in mind at the minute but as soon as we do we’ll let you know.

To request a refund can you please email GBMF2020@gmail.com and state your name, reference number, number of tickets as well as your bank sort code and account number and your ticket money will be refunded…..until we can get our dancing shoes on again take care 💃🥂

Gateshead Beer and Music Festival 2020 – Important Notice

By Beer festival 2020, The Festival

Gateshead Beer and Music Festival 2020 – Important Notice

As the current COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, and given the current public health guidance on the limiting of social contact, the committee have today taken the difficult but we believe correct decision to reschedule the 2020 Gateshead Beer and Music Festival, due to be held on May 7th-9th 2020.

The safety of our festivalgoers and volunteers is at the forefront of our decision, and despite discussing additional hygiene measures that we could undertake, it was agreed that the best course of action was to postpone the festival to ensure that we were not putting large groups of people at risk.

With this in mind, the current plan is that the festival be held on the new dates of 28th-30thAugust 2020 (August bank holiday weekend).

We are in the process of trying to secure our music line-up for that weekend, however it is likely that there will be some changes with bands already being booked on the new dates, and we will announce what we know in due course.

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All ticketholders have two choices: either a full refund, or an exchange to one of the August dates.

If you bought your tickets online:

Please email GBMF2020@gmail.com with your reference number, and state clearly if you require a refund or an exchange.

For refunds, please include your name, sort code and account number, so the refund can be processed electronically. If you would like to exchange, please provide your address and state clearly which date in August you would like to exchange your ticket for.

If you bought your tickets in person:

Please send your tickets via post to:

Gateshead Beer and Music Festival

Gateshead RFC

c/o 24 Valley Forge

Washington Village

Ne38 7JN

Please include a letter that states whether you would prefer a refund or an exchange. Again, for refunds, please include your name, sort code and account number, so the refund can be processed electronically. If you would like to exchange, please provide your address and state clearly which date in August you would like to exchange your ticket for.

We are aiming to keep this process as electronic as possible to remove the need for people to exchange their tickets in person.

Please note that we will not be offering exchanges or refunds in person at the rugby club or other sales outlets at this time.

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It goes without saying that the current situation is a moving one and we will assess any further changes in circumstance as and when they arise.

Please bear with us during this period as we expect to be incredibly busy with queries, and we will answer them as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your support during this unprecedented time, and we look forward to hopefully seeing as many of you as possible in August!

 

North East Independent Beer Awards return to Gateshead.

By Beer festival 2020, The Festival

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 2020 as the host for their annual North East Independent Beer Awards.

The festival is celebrating its 11th birthday this year and will provide the venue for the judges to decide on the best beers and ales from the region. The North East champions in each category will join the 7 other regional champions from the UK in moving forward to the national awards, which are held at BeerX, the UK’s largest independent craft brewing trade show.

The awards represent the very best beer from the UK’s independent brewers and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts, making these awards the “Brewers’ Choice” awards in the UK.

Mark Anderson, Managing Director of Maxim Brewery and SIBA regional trustee , said:

“The North East regional beer competition and awards will showcase the best beers and breweries from Sheffield to Berwick on Tweed. Some 180 real ales and 100’s of bottled and canned beers of varying styles are entered into the competition and we are pleased that these will then be available for consumption at the Gateshead Beer and Music Festival weekend.’’