Thank you to all of the musicians and bands who have contacted us about playing at the festival in 2018. Unfortunately we cannot offer all of them all the chance to play. This page will be updated as we confirm bookings so click on the links below for their social media/website pages and have a listen. Timings for all bands will be added nearer the time of the festival.
Thursday 14th June (6pm – 11pm)
Thursday is traditionally the quieter of our 3 day festival, a good chance to sample the full range of beers, and other drinks, and to pass the evening with friends
Welcoming you to the festival will be the Vieux Carre Jazzmen
During the evening we will have an acoustic set from Shaun Fenwick. Some of you may have seen Shaun before at the festival fronting his band Rocky.
If dancing is your thing then you will have to come back on Friday or Saturday (preferably both!) and listen to some great bands that we have lined up for you.
Friday 15th June (5pm -11pm)
By opening an hour earlier at 5pm we are able to give you 3 great bands on Friday evening.
First on stage will be The Graduates. The Graduates are a 5 piece band from the North East with an amazing female vocalist. Versatile and professional, covering any venue and any occasion
We are pleased to welcome back STAN – it’s a band not a man! It’s the legendary guitar 4 piece from Newcastle upon Tyne.
“…good-time boogie-rock that feels like it’s one part shipyard sweat, one part bar-room philosophy and one part melodic know-how”
THE CRACK MAGAZINE
Tynedale Beer Festival is pleased to welcome back The Proper Boys. Those of you who have been coming to the festival for a number of years will remember The Proper Boys and will know them as ‘the North’s Heritage Rock band’. They will get you on the dance floor to take us through to 11pm with their classic rock.
Saturday 16th June (noon – 11pm)
We have a great afternoon of sport and entertainment. On our main pitch will be the Stay Strong Stu 7’s rugby competition (Noon – 5pm approx.). This fast and exciting rugby completion has grown over the last 3 years and we are expecting a good number of entrants again this year. Our neighbouring cricket club usually have a home match on this day, so you can pull up a chair and watch that if you prefer.
Inside the main marquee we have a selection of bands covering a variety of genres. There will also be entertainment for the children between noon and 6pm. We are continuing to develop Saturday afternoon as a ‘Family Friendly’ session. We were encouraged by the number of families who have joined us since introducing this format a few years ago. We are pleased to confirm that we will again have Tony Junior the entertainer and magician, a face painter and other entertainment for the children (and adults!).
Those confirmed so far for Saturday are:
Jazzanova open the afternoon with their mix of lively but easy listening latin/swing/bebop jazz standards e.g. Summertime, Autumn Leaves, Sway, Desafinado, Blue Bossa.
The Tyne Valley Big Band are joining us again with some great music for the afternoon
If you like classic punk rock from the 70’s then you will enjoy Punk Fiction, featuring songs from The Clash and many others.
For the evening we are pleased to welcome back on stage AC/DC tribute band Riff Raff.
And yes they are back again to close our festival, the Baboons. With their range of music from rock, soul, blues, pop and jazz to get you on your feet, you will up on the dancefloor enjoying the last few hours of the festival to the full!