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Published on June 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

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Summer time and the livin’ is easy

A selection of festivals, fun, food, music, arty and beery things to celebrate sunny days

JUNE 8-11
IRON IN THE SOUL FESTIVAL
Seafront venues, Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear, and the best in North east music.
A festival of literature, music, poetry and ghost stories, featuring an Existential Breakfast, celebrated poet Ian McMillan, Literary Cricket, make your own poetry book, Where’s Waller?… and much else besides. Special Iron In The Soul beer produced by Cullercoats Brewery available at The Salt House, The Boat Yard, Boda Home and others
www.ticketsource.co.uk/iron-press or 0333 666 3366.

JUNE 9
JASON COOK’S COMEDY CLUB
Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park. Newcastle
Join the North East’s premier comedian with Mark Nelson, Rob Deering and more acts to be announced. All seated (theatre style).
Doors 7pm. 18-plus. Tickets £12.50.
www.wylambrewery.co.uk

JUNE 9
CHURCHILL
Cinemas nationwide
An intimate and personal portrayal of the great wartime leader in the final days leading up to the D-Day Landings in 1945 starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson, opens at cinemas throughout the world. The film has been made possible by investors from the North East. Chris Reynolds, co-owner with Adrian Marley of The Schooner in Gateshead is finance director of London-based Salon Pictures which has produced the likes of boxing film The Guv’nor and Gasgoigne, a documentary of the region’s greatest footballer. Churchill is expected to be one of the biggest box-office hits of the year. Expect to see the return of Churchill Pale Ale (4.0% abv) in The Schooner. See Cheers April 2017 for the full inside story or at www.cheersnortheast.co.uk 

JUNE 9-JULY 30
SOUTH TYNESIDE FESTIVAL
South Shields Amphitheatre and Bents Park, South Shields
Thursday and Saturday live music and Sunday concerts in a summer of great live entertainment. Free. Starring KT Tunstall, Busted, Louisa Johnson, Five After Midnight, Jedward, Sister Sledge.
www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk 

JUNE 11
YOGA AND BEER
Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park. Newcastle
It’s a craze that has swept across the US and now the North East will get the opportunity to join the fun! Yoga instructor and doctor Stephanie Warwick hosts the region’s firstever Yoga & Beer Sessions. The Sunday sessions will join together two of Stephanie’s greatest passions and give both beginners and experienced yogis alike a session that will invigorate body and mind.
Doors 7pm. 18-plus. Tickets £15 include Yoga session and two half-pints of Wylam beer.
www.wylambrewery.co.uk

JUNE 13-14
TRANSATLANTIC TRIO PERFORMS FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS
Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park. Newcastle
Extra date due to phenomenal demand… Fresh from selling out three nights at London’s Jazz Cafe the outstanding Transatlantic Trio with their full 10-piece ensemble of internationally-renowned musicians perform Fleetwood Mac’s iconic Rumours album.
Tickets £20 .Doors 6pm. 18-plus.
www.wylambrewery.co.uk 

JUNE 15
BEER DAY BRITAIN
The 2nd National Beer Day follows last year’s original idea – drink beer, ideally in the pub or a brewery taproom and join in the National Cheers to Beer at 7pm using the hashtag #CheersToBeer. Last year the National Cheers trended on Twitter so the challenge is to trend again this year.  (No relation to Cheers magazine.)
www.beerdaybritain.co.uk

JUNE 15
BEER AND CHEESE PAIRING
Head of Steam, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle
Join the fabulous folk at The Head Of Steam Quayside to celebrate Beer Day Britain. Four half-pints of great local cask ales paired with Northumberland Cheese Co cheeses to complement them. Tickets: £12 available from the bar now.
www.theheadofsteam.co.uk

JUNE 15-18
WILLOWMAN FESTIVAL
Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 4AN
Four days of stupendous music in the heart of North Yorkshire plus real ale tent, high quality food stalls, vintage market and trade stands. Featuring: Soul II Soul, The Aswad, Slamboree, Transglobal Underground, The Red Paintings and a whole lot more. Reckoned to be the UK’s best value four-day music festival.
www.willowmanfestival.co.uk

JUNE 15-18
BORDERS BOOK FESTIVAL
Harmony Garden, St Mary’s Road, Melrose, Scottish Borders TD6 9LJ
Some of the biggest names in books, entertainments and public life take to the stage to bring their work to life. Headlined by Melvyn Bragg, Richard Holloway, Natalie Haynes, Anne Reid, Arabella Weir, Judy Murray and Steve Backshall. Live music (including Scottish Opera), theatre performances, workshops, street market wine tastings, kids’ crafts.
www.bordersbookfestival.org

JUNE 16-18
TYNEDALE BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
Tynedale Rugby Club, Corbridge
Three days, 120 beers, 25 ciders, 10 wines, eight bands, two children’s entertainers, six street food stalls, three good causes, two enormous marquees in one fantastic festival. Beers from around the North East and way beyond, plus cider, wine, music and fun on a grand scale. Camping, free car parking. Simply absorb the aromas of grass and canvas tinged with fine ale. Heaven.
www.tynedalebeerfestival.org.uk

JUNE 16-24
THE HOPPINGS
Town Moor, Newcastle
All the fun of the fair at the legendary travelling show – the largest gathering in Europe.

JUNE 17-18
WHITLEY BAY PROPER FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL
Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear NE26 1BG
More than 100 stalls of artisan foods from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Scotland. Full bar with entertainment, cooking demos and much more. 10am-7pm.
www.properfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk Tel 07904 187 644

JUNE 16-18
CYCLONE FESTIVAL OF CYCLING
Various locations, Newcastle
The 2017 Cyclone Festival of Cycling weekend features the Tyne Six Bridges family rides (Friday evening June 16), followed by the popular Cyclone Challenge Rides on the Saturday (June 17). Sunday June 18 will see top men’s and women’s road racing action in the Beaumont Trophy and Curlew Cup races. The traditional three 34, 64 and 106 mile Cyclone Challenge rides have been joined by a 90-mile option.
www.cyclonecycling.com

JUNE 17
DURHAM BLUES FESTIVAL
Gala Theatre, Durham
Starring Debbie Bond, Dr Feelgood, Aynsley Lister, Red Butler, Kyla Brox, Brian Rawson Band.
Tickets £29 in advance /£32 on the door. 2pm-10pm.
Box office: 0300 026 6600 www.galadurham.co.uk

JUNE 18
BREWERY OPEN DAY
Cullercoats Brewery, Unit 19 Maurice Road Industrial Estate, Wallsend NE28 6BY
June 18 is also Father’s Day, so is there a better gift to bestow on Dad? Have a nosey round the brewery on a self-guided tour and meet brewers Bill and Sean. Enjoy fresh woodfired pizza from Hadrian’s Pizza and a pint or two of beer. Wallsend Metro 10 minutes walk or easy parking at the brewery itself.

JUNE 18
DUNSTON: STAITHS STEAMERS AND TEEMERS
Meet at the car park on Staiths Road, Dunston NE11 9DR, opposite Dunston Excelsior WMC at 2.30pm. A unique walk exploring the history of Dunston Staiths and the industry that was visible from the structure on both banks of the Tyne. The walk takes in the actual Staiths, one of Europe’s largest timber constructions. Steep steps, although an alternative ramp will be open for people with limited mobility.
Newcastlecityguides.org.uk 

JUNE 22-24
GLASGOW REAL ALE FESTIVAL
The Briggait, Bridegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ
Ten minutes from both Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations; five minutes from St Enoch Subway with 150-plus beers, ciders and foreign beers. Hot food available. Open: Thu 3.30pm-10.30pm; Fri noon-10.30pm; Sat noon-10.30pm. Prices £4 (Camra members)/£6 non-members. Price includes festival glass.
www.glasgowrealalefestival.co.uk

JUNE 23-JULY 2
MANCHESTER BEER WEEK
City-wide
Manchester Beer Week includes a brewers’ market, collab fest, meet the brewer sessions, tap takeovers and Big Buzzin’ Party at the iconic Granada Studios. Hawkshead Brewery is one of eight teamed up to create four collaboration brews exclusively for the festival – paired with Runaway Brewery with a “Manchester-themed” beer.
www.mrbeerweek.co.uk 

JUNE 24
HEATON FSTIVAL
Heaton Park, Heaton, Newcastle
Bring the family ad friends to this friendly community festival (12noon-7pm). Stalls, activities, live music and more. Details at the Heaton Festival Facebook page.

JUNE 24
HAYDON BRIDGE BEER FESTIVAL
Low Hall Park Football Ground, Haydon Bridge, NE47 6AE
Festival number eight features ales, ciders and wine from around the world – and locally. Live music and entertainment from The Street Martins, Tyne Valley Big Band and The Promise – funds raised go to local community causes.
www.haydonbridgefestival.co.uk

JUNE 24-JULY 1
ROSKILDE FESTIVAL
Copenhagen, Denmark
Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen is the largest music festival in Northern Europe – but at this point the faint-heated might want to turn away. As part of a scheme first announced in 2015, The Danish Agriculture and Food Council collaborated with Danish Brewery Nørrebro Bryghus to release a beer made from barley fertilised with 54,000 litres of human urine.
The urine was collected from humans at the Roskilde Festival in 2015 when it was hoped that 25,000 litres of the “waste liquid” would be collected. Having accumulated over double their target volume, the urine was sprayed over crops in the spring of 2016, producing 11 tons of malted barley.
The brewing process then began at the end of March this year and the finished article will be available to taste in June.
Karen Hækkerup, CEO at the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, said: “Just as we have seen shops sell goods that would otherwise have been thrown out, beercycling allows us to recycle a product that is normally flushed down the drain. Danish farmers are some of the best in the world. If you can brew a beer with urine as fertiliser, you can recycle almost anything.”
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JUNE 24
NORTHUMBERLAND LIVE
South Beach, Links Road, Blyth, Northumberland
The Undertones top the bill for the 2nd annual Bedlington festival. They will be joined be classic Soul act The Commitments. More announcements to follow on supporting local artists.
Tel: 01670 854084 www.facebook.com/NorthumberlandLiveFestival

JUNE 24
THE ART MARKET
Grainger Market, Newcastle NE1 5QG
Loveartnortheast’s latest art and design market. It takes places on the fourth Saturday of every month inside the historic Grainger Market Arcade. Each month around 20 of the region’s best artists, designers and crafters pop up from 9am till 5pm. Each month the traders taking part varies.
Tel: 07973108608

JUNE 29-JULY 1
NORTHUMBERLAND PLATE BEER FESTIVAL
Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park NE3 5HP
The world-famous Northumberland Plate meeting includes a beer festival on the Friday evening in association with Box Social Brewing with seven races, including the Betfred Gosforth Park Cup. Real ales and ciders. Choose from admissions tickets only or hospitality packages. Beer tent is located next to the pre-parade ring – entry is included within the admission ticket price.
www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk

JUNE 30-JULY 2
NORTH EAST CHILLI FEST
Opposite Gloucester Lodge Farm (Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, NE24 3PH
The sixth Chilli Fest takes place at a new venue across three days and features live music from Heavem 17, Smoove & Turrel and The Baghaddies. Real ale and cocktail bars, more than 80 independent food producers, top class entertainment. Tickets start at £3 for kids, day ticket £5. Weekend ticket £10 . Weekend Camping ticket  £30.
www.chillifest-ne.co.uk

JULY 1-SEPTEMBER 16
KYNREN
Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7SF
Kynren takes you on a captivating, action-packed journey through 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend, from the Roman Occupation to World War II via the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, he splendour of the Tudors, the Georgian era, Industrial Revolution, and the Roaring Twenties. Ships, steam engines, mass choreography, dazzling pyrotechnics, fire and astonishing lighting and water effects brought to life by 1,000 volunteers. The 9-minute show starts at sunset set to an original soundtrack by award-winning composer Nathan Stornetta. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets and info at kynren.co.uk or 0300 300 3028.

JULY 3-9
MOUTH OF THE TYNE FESTIVAL
Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear
Featuring Elbow, Laura Marling, Tom Odell, Billy Ocean, Roddy Woomble, Martha Wainwright, Cornshed Sisters, Sam Fender, Cattle & Cane and many more up-and-coming local artists.
www.mouthofthetynefestival.co.uk

JULY 4-8
TWELFTH NIGHT
Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham
The Castle Players community drama group based at the Old Well pub in Barnard Castle bring Shakespeare alive and this idyllic setting could not be better.
Tickets can be bought online at www.thewitham.org.uk, by phone 01833 631107, or in person at The Witham, Barnard Castle. And in true Castle Players’ style, director Jill Cole has given it a new twist by giving the land of Illyria a quirky Victorian steampunk  setting.
Local microbrewery, Mithril Ales, is producing a special beer – and it needs a name. Suggest the best and the winner and a friend will be able to visit Mithril Ales to help start off the special brew, then invited to The Old Well Inn for the launch of the beer and able to taste the first two pints out of the pump. Thirdly, they will receive two tickets to enjoy the performance of Twelfth Night on the evening of Wednesday July 5. Enter by sending The Castle Players a message via their Facebook page or, alternatively, email info@castleplayers.co.uk with the subject “Name The Ale”. Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday 11th June.

JULY 6-8
SCOTTISH REAL ALE FESTIVAL
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ
Lothian Bus 35 or 4, 20, 34, 44 will get you there; Slateford Railway Station within 200yds. 160-plus Scottish real ales plus cider and perry. Camra products, tombola and games. Open: Thu-Sat noon-10.30pm. Hot food available throughout. Entry: £6/£4 Camra members. Free re-entry to all sessions with 2016 souvenir glass. Live music every night and Sat afternoon.
www.sraf.camra.org.uk 

JULY 7
ARTS STEAMER
Central Station, Newcastle,NE1 5DB
Located on the main concourse of Newcastle Central Station on the first Friday of each month, Loveartnortheast host around 20 local artists, designers, crafters- selling everything from original art from original art and prints to ceramics, glass, jewellery, photography and much more.
Tel: 07973108608

JULY 7-8
THE BATHTUB SESSIONS
Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park. Newcastle
A Gin Festival with a Twist brought to you in partnership with Fentimans Mixers. £10 ticket includes a swanky commemorative glass. 18-plus. Doors 5.30pm
www.wylambrewery.co.uk

JULY 12
MEET THE CIDER PRODUCER WITH HARLESTON CIDER
The Station House, Under the Viaduct, North Road, DH1 4SE
Free entry, from 7.30pm in the upstairs room
www.stationhousedurham.co.uk 

JULY 14-17
BANGERS AND BEER FESTIVAL
The Woodman Inn, 23 Gilesgate Durham. DH1 1QW
The 2nd Annual Bangers and Beer Festival will host a great selection of over 20 real ales and ciders from local breweries, plus a great selection of flavoured sausages. A fantastic Durham pub to visit in the sunshine with a mighty impressive beer garden – what more excuse do you need?
info@woodmaninn.co.uk

JULY 14-AUGUST 6
GATESHEAD Q FESTIVAL STARRING JESTERVAL
Baltic Square, Millennium Bridge, Gateshead
J​​esterval, The North East’s premier comedy festival, returns as part of Q Festival an exciting collaboration with Gateshead Council. Fun for summer days and long hot summer nights. The stunning Spielgeltent on Baltic Square will play host to a vibrant and eclectic programme of daytime activities and evening events for adults, children and families that also includes a gin festival with burlesque, immersive cinema, family carnival day, crafts, storytelling, performance and DJs.
Jesterval will continue to feature some of the most exciting and finest comedians working in the UK today. From household names to hotly-tipped acts alongside the best local talent, don’t miss this opportunity to see the acts up close and personal at a very affordable price, as there’s a chance you’ll be paying a lot more for a ticket to see them in the not-too distant future.
Tel : 07983389793​. E: Della@Jesterval.com

JULY 17-23
MASALA FESTIVAL
Newcastle and Gateshead, various venues.
A mix and blend of the finest South Asian arts and culture featuring Riverside Ragas: The Monks of Majuli, Mini Mela, Shri Sriarm’s Just A Vibration. Film screenings, workshops and demonstrations of South Indian cooking, meditation, yoga, Bollywood dance and more.
Tel: 0191 440 4124 www.gemarts.org

JULY 18-AUGUST 18
GATESHEAD ART SOCIETY ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION
St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead
Gateshead Art Society’s amateur artwork. Pictures will hang from the pillars for you to enjoy throughout the months of July and August. All of the pieces on display will be available to purchase. Free.
www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

JULY 20-22
NORTHERN CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
The Beer Hall, Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9LR
Hawkshead’s 11th festival continues to draw beer lovers to The Lakes to witness craft brewing in the north of England at its finest. It’s all about British craft brewing… what’s new, who’s new, what’s stood the test of time, but most of all… what’s good. It’s mostly cask, but there’s a fair amount of keg too. It’s a family affair… kids, dogs, babes in arms, great grandmas, weird brewers – all are welcome. There’s food all day, live music, great beer, good crack and no tickets – the Beer Hall is a pub, it doesn’t charge entry.
www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk

JULY 20-23
SEVENTH BATTLESTEADS BEER FESTIVAL
Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, Northumberland NE48 3LS
The seventh annual beer festival at Northumberland’s eco-friendliest pub, hotel and restaurant features great beers, lagers, ciders, food and live music from The Mudskippers and Alive And Kicking. This year’s charity is The Great North East Air Ambulance. Stay the weekend and unwind. Great sponsorship opportunities too. Contact Katherine Meyrick for more details.
Tel: 01434 230209.
www.battlesteads.com

JULY 21-23
SUMMERTYNE AMERICANA FESTIVAL
Sage, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR
The soaring popularity of Americana and country music in the UK is celebrated at the 12th SummerTyne Americana Festival at Sage Gateshead, bringing together legendary artists, rising stars and the best of the next generation in a full, three-day programme of special events and some exclusive performances.
The weekend-long party introduces another sizzling celebration of American roots music. The hugely-popular event this year features The Shires, William Bell,Beth Nielsen Chapman, Merle Haggards Strangers, Chuck Prophet, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Outlaw  plus many, many more (local and breakthrough).
Plus, following rave reviews for her new album Wrangled, Kentucky native and Pistol Annie Angaleena Presley and a double bill of two of the finest female blues voices from both sides of the Atlantic, Jo Harman and Lisa Mills. Godfather of the Nashville scene, Jim Lauderdale, will play an unmissable double-bill with Californian rising star Sam Outlaw and making a welcome return to SummerTyne, much lauded American singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, with his five-piece band.
Back for 2017 will be the hugely popular Jumpin’ Hot Stage, its stunning riverside setting perfect for audiences to kick back and enjoy a sizzling combo of country, blues, folk, rockabilly, bluegrass and soul with headline sets from Earl Thomas & Band and Savoy Family Cajun Band, alongside a wide range of burgeoning talent from the US and UK including: Rhona Dalling, Buffalo Skinners, Paul Handyside Trio, The King Bees, Archie Brown & The Prisoners of Fender, Big Ray & the Hipthrusters, Stax Academy Revue, Dexeter, Fargo Railroad Company and much more.
Another must-see at SummerTyne Americana is an exhibition of artwork by Jon Langford probably best known for his striking portraits of country music icons that include Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
www.summertyne.com

JULY 27-30
The Steamboat Beer Festival
G27 Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1EQ
South Shields have had a lot to celebrate recently after a mighty successful season for South Shields FC was topped off with their recent FA Vase win at Wembley. They also have a mighty fine pub to toast with The Steamboat once again scooping CAMRA Pub Of The Year for Sunderland and South Tyneside. It’s 3rd year running. Pop down to one of the finest pubs in the region for their annual Beer Festival in July.

JULY 27-30
KENDAL CALLING
The Lake District’s music festival celebrates its annual success (now a 12,000-capacity, three-day event) with a lineup that includes Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand, Frank Turner, Brian Wilson, Tinie Tempah, Jake Bugg, Editors… and mountains more. See you in the fields!
www.kendalcalling.co.uk

JULY 29
CRAMLINGTON PROPER FOOD FESTIVAL
Seven Oaks Park, Dudley Lane, Cramlington, Northumberland
Sixty of the finest artisan food producers selling the best locally made food the country has to offer.
Licensed bar selling real ales and ciders from Wylam Brewery and others, plus wine and cocktail bar.
A huge array of hot food. Producers selling the best food from around the world to eat in a huge outdoor picnic area. Live entertainment and lots more interesting stuff.
www.properfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk  

AUGUST 5
DURHAM BREWERY BIRTHDAY BEER BASH
Durham Brewery, Bowburn North Industrial Estate, Bowburn, Co Durham DH6 5PF
Celebrating its 23rd anniversary on August 5 (12noon-5.00pm), this brewery festival is now a yearly tradition on the first Saturday in August. It’s a great afternoon of good beer and food plus gin from Durham Distillery; a way to meet the brewery’s customers and say thank-you for their support. Steve, Christine, Elly, Georgie, Sean, Craig and Will will be available to answer any questions. At least six cask beers and four keg beers on offer – some old favourites as well as new beers launched on the day – with the first pint of 5% abv and under free. There’s also a massive range of bottle-conditioned beers to try with 10% discount on bottles, mini-casks, glasses or gifts from the brewery shop on the day. The visitor centre, marquee and main brewery will keep everyone dry should it rain.
www.durhambrewery.com

AUGUST 8-12
CAMRA GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL
Olympia, London
The Great British Beer Festival is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) and offers visitors over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers as well as fantastic entertainment, food, seating areas, and traditional pub games to enjoy all under one roof in the heart of London.
www.ggbf.org.uk 

AUGUST 11-12
BOGSTOCK 2017
Carts Bog Inn, Hexham NE47 5NW
Carts Bog Real Ale & Music Festival faetures real ales and ciders. Live music from King Size Voodoo Travellers, Diablo, Gate Crashers, The Happy Cats. £10 entry includes three beer tokens (£15 both nights), 6pm-12midnight. Set in a traditional country pub in the North Pennines surrounded by stunning countryside.
www.cartsbog.co.uk 

AUGUST 13
THE ROCK’N’ROLL BIKE RIDE
The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF
The 6th Annual Tyne Cruise is in aid of the Daft As A Brush cancer charity. The trip takes the route of The Schooner to The Boathouse, Wylam, with select stop-offs en route to a few pubs and breweries. Last year the ride broke its record for the number of entrants with 130 taking part and raised an amazing grand total of £7,057 with donations going to the MS Society and Daft As A Brush. Get your name down and your tyres pumped!
www.theschooner.co.uk 

AUGUST 19
HARDWICK LIVE
Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, County Durham, TS21 2EH
Hardwick Hall Live is bursting onto the Summer Circuit with a might fine line-up that speaks for itself. The festival will feature fantastic acts such as Ocean Colour Scene, Peter Doherty, Fun Lovin Criminals, Soul II Soul, Buzzcocks, Gabrielle, The Brand New Heavies and Cattle & Cane.
Prices start at £8 for a child and £49 for an adult day ticket.
www.hardwicklive.co.uk 

AUGUST 23
Introduction to  cider, with the Landlady
The Station House, Under the Viaduct, North Road, DH1 4SE
An evening for anyone who likes cider (or would like to like cider) but isn’t sure where to start.
£10 per ticket – samples included. Limited places so book in advance. 7.30pm

AUGUST 25-27
THE BLAYDON MUSIC & BEER FESTIVAL
Blaydon Rugby Club, Swalwell, NE16 3BN
Three days of all round craft goodness. With over fifty beers & lagers – local and national, and a  selection of ciders, wines and gin there is plenty to wet your appetite. This is fun on a grand scale with eleven live bands and a variety of food stalls, all centred under a very large marquee.
New for 2017, event moved to Bank holiday weekend to allow full programme on Sunday with the addition of a Veterans Rugby 10’s tournament on Sunday.
www.blaydonfestivals.co.uk

AUGUST 25-27
THE BOATHOUSE WYLAM BANK HOLIDAY BEER FESTIVAL
The Boathouse, Station Road, Wylam, NE41 8HR
The award-winning pub’s annual August Bank Holiday Beer Festival with some of the finest ales available. Live music and great company. More details in July/August Cheers.
Tel: 01661 853 431.

AUGUST 29
LIVE MUSIC
Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park. Newcastle
Parquet Courts plus support from Ultimate Painting. All standing. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50’
www.wylambrewery.co.uk

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2
DURHAM BEER FESTIVAL
Durham University Students’ Union, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN
One of the region’s most popular beer festivals with 120 real ales, ciders and perries, wines and spirits. Battle of the Beers competition. Entry £10 includes glass, programme and three tokens.
www.durhambeerfestival.org.uk 

SEPTEMBER 1-3
BERWICK FOOD AND BEER FESTIVAL
Berwick Barracks, The Parade TD15 1DF
Now in its tenth year and one of the best places to buy fresh, local and seasonal produce. Organised by the town’s Slow Food Group and sponsored by local business Silver Tweed, the event highlights the region’s thriving food and drink scene. More than 40 local produce stalls, street food, children’s entertainment, demonstration kitchen. Berwick Beer Festival features up to 10 local artisan brewers from Alnwick and Amble to Galashiels and Wylam.
www.berwickfoodandbeerfestival.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 28-30
TYNEMOUTH BEER FESTIVAL
Tynemouth Cicket Club, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear
Featuring 60 beers, 20 of which are local – with a twist. It’s expected they’ll all be collaboration beers each produced between two breweries or more which will include Tyne Bank, Two by Two, Errant, Wylam, Box Social, Cullercoats, Almasty and Dog & Rabbit breweries. The collab beers will also be available in local pubs. More details in the July/August issue of Cheers.

OCTOBER 26-28
CRAFT BEER CALLING INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL
Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park. Newcastle
The cream of the world’s leading craft brewers assembled under one roof for one weekend only. Gin palace, cider cellar, street food market, top-class DJs, what more do you need?
www.craftbeercalling.com


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