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Gateshead Beer and Music Festival 2021 – Important Notice

By Beer Festival 2021

Gateshead Beer and Music Festival 2021 – Important Notice

Please note all previously issued tickets for postponed dates are now invalid and won’t allow access to our 2021 event, please follow the below guidelines for refunds and exchanges.

As the current COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic continues to be in the news, 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 2021 Gateshead Beer and Music Festival, due to be held on 30th April to 2nd May 2021.

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 27th to 29th August 2021.

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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 ‘21.

Tickets now on sale!

By Beer Festival 2021

Tickets for the 11th Gateshead Beer and Music Festival are now on sale! Both day tickets and weekend passes are available by clicking here.

Following the publishing of the government COVID-19 roadmap, we are confident we will be able to go ahead with our rescheduled dates of 27th-29th August 2021 with our stellar lineup of fantastic beers and unbeatable music, as well as the return of all of your favourites, including the cider bar, gin bar and premium lager bar!

The full music lineup will be published in due course – we are doing our best to secure as close to the original lineup as possible, however it is inevitable there will be some changes due to the change in date and unavailabilities. However you can be assured we will have a fantastic mix of music over the three days with some of the best local bands around – as we always do!

We will of course be following any government updates closely and ensuring that we take any necessary steps to ensure not only that our festival is compliant, but all of our fantastic guests feel safe and comfortable, including increasing the number of hand sanitising stations around the festival site.

We can’t wait to see you all in August, get your tickets in now!

 

Smoove & Turrell – back on home turf!

By Beer Festival 2021

Friday 27th August see’s the return of Festival Favorite’s “Smoove & Turrell”.

These local lads are certainly well loved and well received on the Gateshead Stage, join us for what promises to be a belter of a “Homecoming” Gig.

Even better news is that our Friday tickets are currently on early bird special – £10.

North East Independent Beer Awards return to Gateshead.

By Beer Festival 2021, 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 Friday 27th August 2021 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.’’