Northumberland Plate Festival

Get ready for a weekend full of thundering hooves, dazzling spectacles, and unforgettable entertainment at the JenningsBet Northumberland Plate Festival.

Set across three glorious days from 27th June to 29th June, the JenningsBet Northumberland Plate Festival promises an experience steeped in a rich heritage, first-class hospitality, and iconic entertainment. At the heart of the festival lies the historic JenningsBet Northumberland Plate Day on Saturday 29th June, a legendary event that captivates racegoers, enthusiasts and those looking for a great day out. Known as the "Pitmen's Derby," this race day traces its roots back through time, forming the very essence of Newcastle's racing heritage.

But the festivities begin long before the big day itself. On Thursday, June 27th, the Jenningsbet Northumberland Plate Festival kicks off with the Seaton Delaval Handicap Stakes, setting the stage for three days of exhilarating competition.

On Friday 28th June, visitors can prepare for Gosforth Park Cup Night, a hugely popular evening in the city’s sporting calendar. This will be followed by an electrifying performance by the legendary band MADNESS, who will bring their timeless hits to ignite the night with an unforgettable performance of musical magic.

Saturday's racing is also accompanied by the iconic sounds of Hacienda Classical, the widely acclaimed live orchestral clubbing series featuring DJ Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and spearheaded by orchestra conductor Tim Crooks.

Bringing together a collective of artists and musicians for a non-stop set of club classics, revamped and performed live with the Manchester Camerata Orchestra. The orchestral clubbing project is one of the biggest musical sensations, receiving rave reviews since its first Bridgewater Hall concert, so get ready to dance the night away to your favourite club classics this Plate Day.

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