There’s a festival for everyone in NewcastleGateshead from mega, live music festivals to literary festivals, food festivals and weekend cultural events not to miss.
Is there a better place to experience an exhilarating music festival than in Newcastle - the home of vibrant nightlife?
Don’t miss Pride Festival each year in Newcastle which grows with vibrancy, variety and good vibes with every event. Celebrate LGBTQ+ culture with performances, events for all the family, talks and events showcasing all the colours of the rainbow. 2022 saw NewcastleGateshead host the UK Pride festival. It was a massive occasion for the city with stellar performances from Todrick Hall, Bimini Bon Boulash, Joe McElderry, Mel C and many more fabulous acts. The Pride March throughout the city centre was based on the UK Pride Promise, 'Remember, Resist and Rise Up for Trans Rights and brought together NewcastleGateshead.
After the success of 2022, Northern Pride are well underway with plans for next year's festival. Be sure to keep an eye on this page for the official dates of UK Pride 2023.
Live music festivals in Newcastle city centre doesn't come more banging than this...
Loosefest took the toon by storm on the Town Moor. The two-day festival welcomed stars inclosing Black Eyed Peas, Joel Corry and Sigala with heart-thumping live music. Keep an eye on this page to find out the dates for 2023's Loosefest dates.
Noughty 90s music festival takes place over August Bank Holiday and is a must for those who can't get enough of the cheeeese! Throw it right back to the dance decade with House classic anthems as well as a line-up of 00s and 90s mega stars yet to be announced.
The sun was shining as the Mouth of the Tyne Festival made a scorching return with Keane and Sophie Ellis-Bexter performing overlooking Tynemouth Priory. If you didn't manage to catch the action this year, it will be returning in 2023...keep an eye out on this page for details.
Further afield in Northumberland – the summer music festival season will continue with Lindisfarne Festival giving music fans another excuse to soak up the sunshine and experience world-class live music from the likes of Rudimental, in stunning surroundings (1 - 4 September 2022).
The ultimate cultural festival The Late Shows made a triumphant return to cultural venues in Ouseburn, Newcastle and the Quayside in May this year. If you missed the chance to explore after-hours some of the most vibrant attractions, galleries, print works, museums and heritage attractions - there's always next year when you really must do The Late Shows and discover the beating heart of NewcastleGateshead's culture.
Newcastle Mela takes place every August bank holiday and is a free, family-friendly festival celebrating Asian culture in Newcastle's Exhibition Park. The popular multi-cultural festival includes live music, dancing, entertainment and plenty of great food. Returning on Sunday 28 - Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2022.
There’s a festival for everyone in NewcastleGateshead from music to food and drink festivals galore; heritage and history is explored all year as part of the Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival and families should keep their eyes open for festivals to enjoy together.
December 16th 2022 to December 16th 2022
16 Dec 2022 to 16 Dec 2022
Newcastle City Centre
Join us for an evening procession following Mary and Joseph to the Cathedral from Newcastle...
November 19th to December 17th
November 5th to November 5th
July 1st 2022 to July 3rd 2022
1 Jul 2022 to 3 Jul 2022
Corbridge Festival 2022 cancelled Organisers will make an announcement about Corbridge Festival 2023 as soon...
February 24th 2023
24 Feb 2023 to 24 Feb 2023
Through the big screen, join fearless explorers and intrepid film-makers as they venture deep into...
July 15th 2023
15 Jul 2023 to 15 Jul 2023
Kubix Festival returns for 2023... Line up announcement coming soon. Sign up to remind me...
Food & Drink
Newcastle City Centre
Wylam Brewery at Exhibition Park's Palace of Arts is open inside and outside for all...
October 15th 2022 to October 15th 2022
15 Oct 2022 to 15 Oct 2022
Newcastle City Centre
Experience The Power of Performance: This is Us as it comes to Newcastle City Centre...
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