Thank you to all of the musicians and bands who have contacted us this year. Unfortunately we cannot offer all of them a chance to play but we have chosen a great line up for you to enjoy in 2017. Click on the links below for their social media/website pages and have a listen.
Thursday 15th June
Welcoming you to the opening our festival will be The Vieux Carre Jazzmen. 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.
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 16th June
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. Click this link to have a listen
Next on stage will be the Punk Fiction! They are a classic punk covers band from the Tyne Valley recently formed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 1977. There are some familiar faces in this band as they have played at previous Tynedale Beer Festivals as Mid Life Crisis. Click the following link to hear them playing recently at The Boathouse, Wylam
Our headline band for Friday is Rocky. Shaun Fenwick and his band Rocky, is a classic rock band playing both classic covers of 70-80s rock music with original material. You can take to the dance floor and be entertained until last orders!
Saturday 17th June
We have a great afternoon of sport and entertainment. On our main pitch will be the 7’s rugby competition (1pm – 5pm approx.). This fast and exciting rugby completion has grown over the last 2 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 1pm -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!).
The Stay Strong Stu rugby 7’s competition will kick off for its 3rd year this afternoon. Watch this fast and exciting rugby as teams compete for the trophy.
We are pleased to announce that festival regulars, the Baboons, will be headlining on Saturday again this year, and will get everybody rocking and dancing to end our 2017 festival on a high.