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 coronavirus pandemic.

We have 3 days of great music and beers to look forward to – and whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered with both our clubhouse and our large marquee open, plus our large field means there is plenty of space if the sun is shining!

Our Saturday tickets have completely sold out, meaning you can no longer buy either Saturday tickets or weekend tickets on our website, and we won’t be able to admit anyone on the door on Saturday.

However, Friday and Sunday are still available, and we have fantastic beers, ciders, gins, fizz and music waiting for you on both those days, so why not join us?

On Friday, we play host to the Siba North East regional competition which features over 120 ales and porters from local North East and Yorkshire brewers. The competition was held at the festival for the first time in 2019, and is returning once again as the guest judges look to be wowed by the range of ales on offer!

We also see the return of some of our most requested musicians complimented by many bands making their Gateshead Beer festival debuts.

Friday 27th August sees the return of local lads “Smoove and Turrell”. Smoove & Turrell play a style of music they describe as “Northern Funk” – a contemporary fusion of funk, soul, northern soul, hip-hop and electronica.

S&T are joined on the bill by one of the most in demand bands on the circuit The Breakfast Club, who will be performing a set of 80’s classics. Both bands will be joined by C-Saw, Black n Blue, Dead Skunk Skiffle and Blues Orchestra, and Low fell Ukes.

Our Saturday line-up sees a headline set by We are Champion, who perform a tribute to Queen. We also have V12 Band who are fronted by Journey South’s Carl Pemberton. We also welcome back Glam rock favourites The Sleeze Sisters as well as top Elvis tribute Mike Memphis. Completing the Saturday line-up are the sensational Strictly Smokin’ Band and vintage female group The Doo Wop Dollies.

Our final day sees yet another stellar music line-up with a headline set from C-Collective, a high energy band covering Bob Marley to Blur, The Jam to The Prodigy, Eurythmics to Kasabian, The White Stripes to Faithless, David Bowie to Stevie Wonder – all performed with a great sense of fun. They will be joined by festival favourites The Sound Cartel, who perform a setlist guaranteed to have you singing along.

We also have classic rock from Stoned Crowes, featuring the Stoned Crowe pipers. The sounds of Springsteen will fill the tent with a storming set from the NE street band.

Completing the line-up will be Classic sings from The Pretty Weeds, a spectacular performance from the City of Newcastle Pipe Band and the welcome return of the Felling Male Voice Choir.

All in all, we’ve got something for everything, whether that’s drink or music, so why not make it a bank holiday to remember and head along to Gateshead Rugby Club for the best beer festival in the North East