Friday 29th April 2022

Today’s selected charity will be:-

“The Women’s Cancer Detection Society”

We are Champion (21:00 – 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

Hip Hop Hooray (19:30 – 20:30)

A truly unique function band, specializing in Hip Hop covers. Including Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Jay-Z, Eminem, RUN DMC, Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G. and more.

C-SaW the band (18:00 – 19:00)

C-SaW are a 5 piece electric band playing an eclectic mix of classic rock 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s.

Black ‘n’ Blue (16:45 – 17:30)

Black ‘n’ Blue are a local 7-piece band who perform their own versions of rock and pop music spanning the 50s, 60s and 70s, from the close harmony of the Everly Brothers, Eagles and Mamas and Papas to the raw sounds of the Rolling Stones, Spencer Davis Group and the Kinks. Guaranteed to get you up dancing and singing along.

The Dead Skunk Skiffle and Blues Orchestra (15:40 – 16:20) 

Skiffle music took the UK by storm in the 1950’s, taking jazz, folk and blues – playing it in a way which created huge excitement amongst the young people of the day. Many later pop and rock musicians started their careers in skiffle including the Beatles and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin.
The Dead Skunks have revived the music of the fifties and have brought it up to date playing songs to dance to, clap to and have an all-round good time.
The band members are all of a rare vintage and play their music on ukulele, guitar, Mandolin and drums.
A couple of pints and a set from the Dead Skunk Skiffle and Blues Orchestra will set you up for the rest of the festival.

Low Fell Ukes (14:00 – 15:15  Indoor Stage)

Low Fell’s very own Ukulele Club meets each Monday evening at Gateshead Rugby Football Club. Around thirty strummers meet to play songs and tunes from the 1920s to the 2020s.
The very first public performance from Low Fell Ukes was at the Beer and Music Festival in 2018 since when we have looked upon the festival as our favourite gig.
We will be playing songs old and new to get folk tapping their feet and singing along. To find out more have a look at

Saturday 30th April 2022

Today’s selected charity will be:-

The West End Food Bank – Organised By Hays & Kilner

V12 (21:00 – 22:30)

Back by popular demand.. we are delighted to welcome back the brilliant V12 who have quickly become one of our festival audience favourites.

V12 is a premier covers band from the North East. Frontman Carl Pemberton achieved international success alongside his brother in Journey South after reaching the finals of hit TV show The X Factor in 2005. Since then, Carl has performed throughout the world, including for HRH The Prince of Wales on his 60th Birthday. Journey South’s acclaimed debut album hit Number 1 in the Official Albums Chart, resulting in two hugely successful tours.

In 2015, Carl formed V12 Band, aiming to provide live music of the highest standard to prospective clients. Although V12 is a covers band, the songs that they play have their own style stamped all over them

Giroscope (19:30 – 20:30)

Music from ELO, Sparks, Genesis, Toto, ELP, Sting , Eagles..

 Spilt Milk Band (18:00 – 19:00)

Triplet brothers Oscar, Isaac and Theo Nolan from Gateshead have been performing as Spilt Milk since early 2019. Now joined by Zack Halpin on bass the four Newcastle University students are constantly writing new songs to add to their increasingly popular gigs around the North East.
Appealing to fans of artists such as The Amazons, Sam Fender and Royal Blood, Spilt Milk have received high acclaim for their singles as well as airplay for ‘Grey Street’, ‘Moving Target’, ‘Rocks against your window’ and ‘The Thrill’ on BBC Introducing.

The Graduates (16:30 – 17:30)

The Graduates are a talented 5 piece band with a fab female lead singer. Playing funky tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies and some great classic Rock & Pop tunes by Bonnie Raitt, Imelda May and many more great tunes to keep you on your feet!

Fletcher, Taylor & Crown 15:00 – 16:00

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 afternoon’s entertainment is guaranteed.


Dave Lynas  (13:15 – 14:30)

more info to follow


Sunday 1st May 2022

Today’s selected charity will be:-

Immunodeficiency UK

The Kopycat  Killers (20:30 – 22:00)

The Kopycat Killers singer Stuart sounds so much like the real thing that huge producers (over 2 billion Youtube and Spotify streams) have sought him out especially to sing Killers remixes – and then their millions of fans around the world haven’t been able to tell the difference. 

The Kopycat Killers first formed when he was told for the 200th time at one of his own gigs (in his originals rock band Lux Lisbon) that he ‘sounds just like that bloke out of The Killers’ and, being a huge fan, thought, “well why not!” – and set about assembling his band from his contacts in both the London and Newcastle rock scene, all of the highest calibre and to a man incredible and hugely experienced rock musicians with University Degrees in their respective instruments. 

The Kopycat Killers’ attention to detail is intense, with their sets featuring authentic tones and sequenced studio sounds to emulate ‘The Killers’ own, the stage wear, the instruments, extra musicians, set choice and decoration* (including the Killers own famous ‘K’ keyboard stand), it’s all present and correct.

Above all though, the musicianship, energy and the atmosphere created is top tier – and as huge fans, they take recreating The Killers wonderful songs and amazing shows very seriously indeed.

Blistered Molly (19:00 – 20:00)

Blistered Molly is 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.

Discography (17:30 – 18:30)

Discography is one of the hottest and most musically capable live 11 piece bands based in the North East. For all you party people who dreamed of getting down to the funkiest sounds in New York’s Studio 54 then this is for you. Drawing on original and new arrangements of classic tunes you can expect to dance to the groundbreaking music that pioneered the DISCO era, performed by this amazing live band, featuring tracks from Chic, Donna Summer, The Jones Girls, Sister Sledge, George Duke, Dan Hartman, Patrice Rushen, Grace Jones and many more.

Squeeker (16:00 – 17:00)

Squeeker formed in 2011 to perform rock, pop and punk covers in pubs and clubs.

The band cover popular hits from across 5 decades with a couple of surprises which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The band cover; The Rolling Stones,  T-Rex, The Kinks, Quo, Housemartins, Fleetwood Mac,  Beatles, Box Tops, Turtles, Bachman Turner Overdrive,  Small Faces, Dave Clark 5, Steppenwolf, ZZTop, Billy Ocean, Arthur Greenbaum, ABBA, Bay City Rollers, Love Affair, Lovin Spoonful, Jeff Beck, Proclaimers among many many others.

Los Capitanes (14:30 – 15:30)

Los Capitanes are a 3-piece acoustic covers band whose music ranges from Gypsy Jazz to Latin and contemporary Pop, Hard Rock and Hip Hop. They got their start at LoveUnplugged in Bradford in 2010 and after taking a few breaks along the way to accommodate members in different countries, they have built up a reputation in the North East of England as a high-energy, fun and unique group.

Brook Miller (13:15 – 14:00)

Originating from Whitley Bay in the North East of England, Brook Miller is an 20-year-old singer/songwriter.
Brook takes his inspiration from such artists as Ed Sheeran, James Arthur and Oasis.  Brook creates his own unique spin and sound on cover songs.  His enviable vocal tone is regularly praised as having rich, velvet qualities and certainly sets him apart from the herd.
 At the of age 13 Brook achieved a taste of fame when he was on the CBBC’s “Got what it takes?” Whilst on the show he had an amazing opportunity to work with and learn from artists like Callum Scott, East 17, Nick Grimshaw, The Vamps and Lauren Platt.  During this, he also got to record at Metropolis Studios in London, where Adele recorded the song “Hello”, this was a great experience.  As part of the TV programme Brook also got to work with musicians under the guidance and support of Musical Director David Tench. He also reached the blind auditions of “The Voice UK” 2019, being one of the youngest contestants on the show.
Aged 15 Brook moved down to London to pursue his music career and obtain a bigger insight into the industry.  He gained a place at a prestigious music college East London Arts and Music “ELAM”.  Whilst there Brook broadened his musical experience and gained a deeper insight into working within the industry, including working at Universal Music and being able to connect with people behind the scenes.
 Brook has a wide range of performance experiences under his belt.  His highlights include playing to thousands at “Party in the Park” Flamingoland and “Wellies and Wristbands” Festival. Performing at such places as O2 Academy Newcastle Main Stage, Water Rat London, supporting acts such as “Britain’s Got Talent” finalist, Jamie Lee Harrison, Aston Merrigold, Scouting for girls and Union J.

Low Fell Ukes  (14:30 – 15:30) Indoor Stage

Low Fell’s very own Ukulele Club meets each Monday evening at Gateshead Rugby Football Club. Around thirty strummers meet to play songs and tunes from the 1920s to the 2020s.
The very first public performance from Low Fell Ukes was at the Beer and Music Festival in 2018 since when we have looked upon the festival as our favourite gig.
We will be playing songs old and new to get folk tapping their feet and singing along. To find out more have a look at

George Welch & Christine Jeans (12:00 -14:00) Indoor Stage

Start your Sunday session off with a smile!

We are delighted to announce that the wonderful George Welch and Christine Jeans will once again be joining us on Sunday 6th May.

We’ve had the pleasure of hosting both George and Christine for the last 5 or 6 years… They are the perfect accompaniment for the Sunday lunchtime session.

George has, for many years, graced the live music scene delighting audiences with his quirky sense of humour, memorable vocals, guitar, cittern and ukulele. Christine is involved with the local folk music scene playing banjo, bass and ukulele. George and Christine have played together for several years at folk venues from Scotland to Northumberland to Yorkshire and enjoy every minute.

Please note: All artists are subject to change without notice.

Times may be adjusted without notice