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.
Timings for all acts will be added nearer the time of the festival.
We are collecting bios for the acts together with tracks and videos over the next few months, so stay tuned for updates.
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 will include acoustic sets from well known local musician Shaun Fenwick, up and coming singer-songwriter Amy Ridley and Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson set from Bob Douglass.If dancing is your thing then you will have to come back on Friday or Saturday (preferably both!) and listen to some great acts that we will have lined up for you.
Friday 14th June (5pm -11pm)
We have a great mix for you on Friday with a couple of festival newbies.
The Audio Jacks are a 5 piece band covering indie anthems, classic rock and soul to get you dancing.
Blistered Molly are a female fronted rock band and bring the best of classic rock. What could be better – Rock and Beer (Cider, Gin …)?
We’re pleased to welcome back Diablo. They’ve just released their fifth album which has got playtime on Radio 2.
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!)
Saturday’s line up welcomes another debutante Easy Tiger. Another female fronted band which is bound to get Saturday afternoon rocking.
Changing pace and genre, we welcome back the Tyne Valley Big Band bringing the big brass band sound back to the festival.
We have another cracking debut act, Marty Craggs Little Band Jam. They are really something different and really worth a watch.
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 new set, they’re bringing their own brand of rock with soul to the Tynedale stage.
And finally, would it be the Beer Festival without the Baboons? We welcome back the festival favorites to keep the groove going.