Friday 8th May 2020 (Bank Holiday)

(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

The Sleeze Sisters (17:30 – 18:30)

The Sleeze Sisters are currently the hottest ticket in town. You are always guaranteed a great night of high octane entertainment as the sisters strut there way through hit after hit ranging from the 70’s through to the current charts. The sisters are well established session musicians so you can expect to hear faithfully reconstructed songs played to the very highest standard, the sisters are guaranteed to make any party go with a bang. Whilst Big Hair, Big Heels, Enhanced Cod Pieces are the order of the day, the Sleeze Sisters should not be pigeon holed as a Glam Band.

They perform thunderous versions of songs by Blackfoot Sue, Jo Jo Gunne, Alex Harvey, Mott the Hoople, Bowie and Alice Cooper as well as old favorites by Slade, T.Rex, Sweet, Mungo Jerry, and Peter Frampton. If you go to one gig this year, make sure you check out the Sisters. We guarantee you’ll leave with a smile on your face and an annoying anthem that you can’t get out of your head

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.

The Doo Wop Dollies (13:00 – 14:00)

The Doo Wop Dollies are a vintage loving female singing group, bringing you the best songs from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s
Since 2014 we have been bringing the North East songs from the likes of The Andrew Sisters, The Boswell Sisters, The Chordettes and many more…

 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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