The bookings are now complete and we are pleased to confirm the line up of acts for the festival. Many thanks to all of the acts who applied to perform and if you’re interested in appearing in 2020, watch this space after this year’s festival for links to pitch for 2020. We’re delighted with the variety and quality of this year’s line up and hope you all enjoy them too.
Thursday 13th 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. Our line up for the first night with acoustic sets from:
Bob Douglass playing a Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson/Elvis Presley set. Bob is fast gaining a following in the region with his foot-stomping set. 6pm
Amy Ridley is an up and coming local singer-songwriter performing her brand of classic rock and pop. 7pm
Rounding off the evening is a set from local musician Shaun Fenwick, playing rock, blues and soul classics from the 1960’s to the present. 8pm
Friday 14th June (5pm -11pm)
The action hots up on Friday with 3 great acts:
The Audio Jacks are a 5 piece band covering indie anthems, classic rock and soul to get you dancing. 5.45pm
Blistered Molly are a female fronted rock band and bring the best of classic rock. What could be better – Rock and Beer (Cider, Gin …)? 7.30pm
To round of the evening, we welcome back Diablo. They’ve just released their fifth album which has got playtime on Radio 2. 9.30pm
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 number of acts 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!)
Changing pace and genre, we welcome back the Tyne Valley Big Band bringing the big brass band sound back to the festival. 2.30pm
We have another cracking debut act fronted by former Lindisfarne musician Marty Craggs with his Little Band Jam,. They are really something different and guaranteed to get you singing along. 4.45pm
We welcome local band Stratosphonic to the festival for the first time. They’ve played the festival before as Rocky but with a new lead guitarist and a new set, they’re bringing their own brand of rock with soul to the Tynedale stage. 7pm
And finally, would it be the Beer Festival without theBABOONS? We welcome back the festival favorites to keep the groove going. 9.15pm
We’ll be asking you for your favourite acts after the festival to make sure that the 2020 festival brings you the beers and music you want, so watch this space.