Saturday 9th May 2020

(VE Celebration)

The Kopycat Killers (Headliner) (20:45 – 22:30)

The Kopycat Killers first formed when frontman Stuart 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, featuring authentic tones and sequenced studio sounds to emulate ‘The Killers’ own, backing musicians, along with the stage wear, the instruments, 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. Come say hello at a gig soon!

These guys will certainly have you hitting the dance floor!

The Wet Bandits (19:15 – 20:15)

Introducing… The Wet Bandits…
Since forming at the start of 2019 The Wet Bandits have been going down a storm in the bars and clubs of the North East.
Consisting of four experienced musicians previously from bands such as The Shakes, Tadpole Pie and The Dee Dowling Band and fronted by one of the region’s most in-demand solo performers, the band are bringing their own brand of harmony-heavy pop, rock and indie classics to a venue near you soon! 100% live and with a focus on vocal harmonies, prepare to be impressed.
There’ll be no “Don’t Stop Believing” or ‘Sex on Fire” here but you can expect something for everyone, with material from the likes of the Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, The Jam, The Eagles, Culture Club, The Mavericks, Oasis, Crowded House, The Loving Spoonful, Paul Weller and many more…

The Stoned Crowes (17:45 – 18:45)

The Stoned Crowes playing all of your favourite rock tunes and maybe a few you don’t know but will get you rockin’

The band are formed from various bands from across the North East. Featuring Brian on lead guitar and Vox, Steve on bass guitar and Vox , Jamie on lead guitar and his dad Barry on drums and Vox .
We welcome the return of this great band following a great set at our Gateshead Summer Fest. Who can forget the fantastic AC/DC cover of “It’s a long way to the top” with the City of Newcastle piping band.

Classic rock band playing all your favourite rock tunes!

NE Street Band (16:20 – 17:20)

Playing the songs of Bruce Springsteen’

Covering all the eras of The Boss’s work, from his vast back catalogue with The E Street Band, his solo albums to his collaborations with The Seeger Sessions Band & Southside Johnny.
They add their own style & top musicianship to bring you a high energy, sweat soaked, sing along set to please Springsteen and fun loving music fans alike.

 City of Newcastle Pipe band (15:00 –  15:55)

A Civilian Pipe band in the North of England and as well as playing at social events and functions, they are also a competition band in Grade 3A. The band is led by Pipe Major Bryan J. Robinson, a full time piping teacher, who has played with some of the top winning Grade 1 Pipe Bands in Scotland (winning the Scottish & European Champions and World Champions Runners up) and also comprises of some of the best pipers (one past Gold Medal player) and drummers across the North of England. The Band has weekly practices are held in Newcastle and new members are always welcome at any playing ability level.

The Pretty Weeds  (13:50 – 14:40)

This fantastic female fronted four piece band performing an eclectic mix of carefully cultivated song.. there set list includes classic songs across the decades, from Chuck Berry to Bruno Mars, including: Pretenders, Blondie, Duffy, Corinne Bailey Rae, Caro Emerald, Alanis Morrisette, Republica, Wild Cherry, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson Five!!

Brook Miller (12:40 – 13:25)

Brook Miller is an 18 years old singer acoustic guitarist from Newcastle currently studying in the East London School of Arts and Music. Brook has been performing since the age of 9 and has performed all over the country at huge events such as “Wellies and wrist bands” and “Party in the park- Flamingo land” supporting Aston Merrygold. He has appeared on CBBC’s “Got what it takes”, sang with Calum Scott and The Vamps and recently attended “The Voice – Blind Auditions”

Brook is thrilled to be making his Gateshead Beer & Music Festival Debut and looks forward to seeing you all there.

tbc – (14.30 – 15.30) – Indoor Stage


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

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