Friday 8th May 2020 (VE Day Street Party)

We are Champion (Headliners) (20:30- 22:30)

We Are Champion – A Tribute To Queen

Four highly experienced musicians coming together over their mutual love for the music of Queen.

No wigs, no stick on tache, no backing tracks… just the sound, energy and spectacle of Queen in their prime played with passion, accuracy and sung all in the original key

Paul Jeans – Lead Vocals, Piano & Acoustic Guitar
Andrew Alden – Lead Guitar
Rich James – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Barry Henderson – Drums & Backing Vocals Queen rocks and so do we!

C-Collective (19:00- 20:00)

One of the many highlights of our 2019 festival will return to Gateshead in 2020. To get a taste of what C-Collective are about, we recommend you try and catch the band live. Our video’s capture what we do musically, but cannot convey the energy and all round good vibes the band produce. We play an eclectic mix of songs which cover many genre’s – the aim being to appeal to all musical tastes and age groups. Our current repertoire includes everything from 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

Blistered Molly (17:30 – 18:30)

Blistered Molly are a female fronted rock band from the North East. The lead singer has been performing solo throughout the region for over 10 years and has joined forces with some of the North East’s finest musicians to create the full band experience. With a talented rhythm section and powerful lead guitarist, they add their own twist to classic rock songs.

They primarily cover classic 70’s and 80’s rock songs by various artists including Guns ‘n’ Roses, AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and The Kinks as well as performing their own original material. They have played a variety of festivals throughout the country to date and have shared the stage with a number of notable artists such as The Jam, Toploader and XSM (Simple Minds).

Mike Memphis and the Memphis Band (16:00 – 17:00)

We are delighted to add Mike Memphis – Elvis Tribute & Impersonator & The Memphis Band to our line-up!

Over  the years, Mike Memphis has perfected his on-stage persona to bring you  closer to Elvis than ever before. With experience playing in locations  worldwide, Mike Memphis guarantees an unforgettable evening for all.

Strictly Smokin’ (14:30 – 15:30)

What better way to celebrate VE day then the sounds of the big bands from the 40’s.

At it’s core – Strictly Smokin’ is a big band. We’re incredibly lucky to have the finest array of commercial musicians in Newcastle playing with the band.

The big band regularly plays jazz clubs and festivals around the UK, but is equally qualified to perform for functions with it’s numerous line ups.

tbc (13:00 – 14:00)


 Fletcher, Taylor & Crown (13:00 – 15:00) – Indoor Stage

Following a brilliant debut at our 2016 festival and a return fixture in 2017 & 2018, Terry Fletcher and Sean Taylor are coming back to to play a relaxed set in our Bar/Hall area on Saturday 4th May 1pm-3pm.

Terry Fletcher and Sean Taylor, formerly known as Los Twangeros (no-one knows why) have been joined by percussionist Paul Crown and are now known by the rather unoriginal and unimaginative name of “Fletcher, Taylor, Crown”.
Although the line-up of acoustic guitar and bass now has added percussion, the songs are still excellent covers of classics by James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tom Waites, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Jackson, and many more, including one or two original songs.
An excellent morning, afternoon or evening’s entertainment is guaranteed.

Please note: All artists are subject to change without notice. Times may be adjusted without notice

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