Saturday 4th May 2019

Zen (Headliners) (21:00 – 22:30)

ZEN are the ULTIMATE eighties band, playing some of the biggest anthems from the 80s, with just a little bit of 70s thrown in for good measure and all 100% live!

We work hard to faithfully reproduce the sound of those classic tracks you know and love, with a spectacular live stage show that we guarantee will leave you shouting for more!

Until then, keep it ZEN…

The Good Souls (19:30 – 20:30)

Indie, Rock & Dance

Influenced by a love of Indie Music, The Good Souls are a familiar face among venues and festivals across the North East. Fresh from some spectacular support slots at Newcastle’s O2 Academy this year, they’ve firmly established themselves as one of the region’s top cover bands. Anchored firmly in their love of 90’s indie music, The Good Souls have diversified using big keyboard sounds to give a unique but accurate sound to the songs they cover.

Since they started in 2009, The Good Souls have gained a loyal and dedicated following due to their ability to play a wide range of covers to suit all tastes and ages. With a growing reputation this dynamic, evolving, six-piece band will entertain you with a diverse range of songs from: The Killers to Erasure; Oasis to Bruno Mars; U2 to Rihanna. So, bring your dancing shoes, your drinking mitt and your party face as there’s definitely something for everyone! 

The Sound Cartel (18:00 – 19:00)

Hailing from South Tyneside, The Sound Cartel have been entertaining pubs parties and festivals in the region for the last 5 years.  This dynamic 5 piece like to keep the setlist revolving so the sound is always fresh and energetic.

Get yourself down to the Boogie Zone and get them hips swinging and arms in the air. An hour of classics from The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Kate Bush, Duran Duran, Bowie, The Beatles, The Boss, Queen, Coldplay, The Kooks  and many more.

Funk Soul Sista (16:30 – 17:30)

‘Funk Soul Sista’ are a new all-female 5-piece party band covering the best of funk and soul from the 60s till now. Expect hits from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chic, Chaka Khan, David Bowie, Luther Vandross, The Commitments, Tina Turner and Bruno Mars that are sure to get you dancing and singing along.’

Diablo (15:00 – 16:00)

DIABLO formed in 2005 building up a reputation for their exciting, high energy live shows with today’s popular indie rock covers and their own songs which were recorded on four albums – “Violet Scent Of Rose”, “Quietly In The Background”; “Weighed Measured And Found Wanting” – the latter being a live double album – and “Going Forward, Looking Back”.

Tracks from these CDs have been popular Internet hits and competition winners, and include “Sigerson”, “Only Fools Reign”, “Subdued”, “Runaway”, “Far Less Than You”, “Say What You Wanna” and “Spit Upon The Ashes, all of which can be found on You Tube, iTunes, Apple Music and all major download websites.

DIABLO have performed all over the north from Liverpool and Birmingham through to Carlisle and Alnwick. The band have headlined or played at many music festivals including Tynedale Beer & Music Festival; Allendale Fair; Gateshead Beer Festival; Innovations Festival (Newcastle); Stormin’ The Castle; Corbridge Music Festival and have appeared at Newcastle’s 02 Academy. Their songs have been played on radio stations nationally and throughout Europe & the USA. Album number five – “Screaming Out”, recorded at Trinity Heights, Newcastle, will be out late 2018 / early 2019.

Floresta Hustle (13:35 – 14:30)

Floresta hustle is a three piece band that combines a soul voice, a dance feel loop guitarist and a folk feel guitarist and percussionist, that creates a very original feel good sound. Not to be missed out on!

Ste Johnson (12:30 – 13:20)

Ste Johnson is a singer and guitarist from County Durham.

Playing hits spanning the decades and often putting his own personal twist on them, Ste literally has something for everyone and is looking forward to returning to the Gateshead Beer & Music Festival Stage.

 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

Today’s selected charity will be:-

The Tiny Lives Trust is a registered charity that helps to care for premature and sick newborn babies, their mothers and families in the Special Care Baby Unit of the Newcastle Neonatal Service based in Ward 35 of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Tiny Lives Trust will be working in partnership with Hay & Kilner Solicitors.