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.
March 30th 2024 to April 7th 2024
30 Mar 2024 to 7 Apr 2024
Newcastle City Centre
Newcastle Puppetry Festival returns for its 5th edition this coming Easter Holidays. The festival will...
February 22nd to February 23rd
March 14th to March 17th
March 23rd to March 24th
May 3rd to May 5th
July 19th to July 21st
March 2nd 2024
2 Mar 2024 to 2 Mar 2024
A Vibrant Makers Market hosted at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, featuring 40+ independent art...
May 3rd 2024 to May 5th 2024
3 May 2024 to 5 May 2024
Excitement is building for the In The Park Festival Newcastle, set to take over the...
August 26th 2023 to August 28th 2023
26 Aug 2023 to 28 Aug 2023
Newcastle City Centre
Newcastle Mela is an incredible two day event that takes place every year during the...
March 17th 2024
17 Mar 2024 to 17 Mar 2024
Interested in exploring some new music, working with inspiring musicians and meeting fellow local music...
April 14th 2024
14 Apr 2024 to 14 Apr 2024
Become a paranormal investigator for the night like the TV stars of Most haunted, ghost...
February 12th 2022 to February 28th 2022
12 Feb 2022 to 28 Feb 2022
Discover our region's dark skies in the Northumberland Dark Skies Festival 2022, 12th – 28th...
April 12th 2024
12 Apr 2024 to 12 Apr 2024
By extreme popular demand we are bringing the show to Newcastle. We have massive lineup...
March 8th 2024
8 Mar 2024 to 8 Mar 2024
Northern banjo punks Shanghai Treason have gone from strength to strength since launching in late...
March 23rd 2024 to March 24th 2024
23 Mar 2024 to 24 Mar 2024
Welcome to the ultimate pop culture celebration – Comic Con! Where the past meets the...
Food & Drink
Newcastle City Centre
Wylam Brewery at Exhibition Park's Palace of Arts is open inside and outside for all...
August 24th 2024
24 Aug 2024 to 24 Aug 2024
Boasting four huge stages of music, the biggest 00’s and 90’s bands, artists and DJ’s...
August 17th 2024
17 Aug 2024 to 17 Aug 2024
Welcome to the ultimate heavy music celebration! GET HEAVY Fest descends upon Gateshead at Downcast...
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