North East Music Festival Guide for 2024

North East Music Festival Guide for 2024

As the weather begins to brighten up and the dark Winter nights get shorter we have the perfect blog to get you in the mood for those long, warm Summer nights! It is our North East Festival Guide for 2024.

The very best fun festivals, music and entertainment from the region.

Perfect to help plan your perfect festival fun with our handy guide.

Stockton Calling

Stockton – Saturday 30th March 2024

Stockton Calling is a day-long music festival that takes place across various venues within Stockton Town Centre.

For tickets and information visit

In the Park Festival

Fri 3rd May & Sun 5th May 2024

This festival, taking place in Newcastle’s Leazes Park, features a lineup with Tom Grennan as one of the highlights. It’s set to offer an array of performances across different music genres in a lively outdoor setting.

For tickets and more information, please visit

Lost Minds

Leazes Park – May 4th 2024

Celebrate the start of festival season with this dance music extravaganza. The festival promises a high-energy lineup with immersive experiences like rave aerobics.

Bringing the crème de la crème of the dance music world together for one ultra special event in Newcastle. This unmissable spectacle will feature incredible production and SFX to create a wonderland of magic and intrigue befit for the biggest headliners across the globe.

Hidden under the watchful eye of the epic St James’ stadium lies Leazes Park, an idyllic utopia surrounded by beauty and mystery – the home of Lost Minds. The Big Stage Superstars, Titans of Trance & Harder Styles Warriors will be claiming their thrones at the mind-blowing mystical playground, situated in the very heart of Newcastle city.

Multiple stages + VIP, Festival Village, X-treme Rides, Zen Tent, Secret Garden, Art Installations + much, much more!

For tickets and more information, please visit

Tickets available on and

Marrapalooza 2: The North Rises Again

Multiple Venues in Ouseburn Valley – Friday 17th May 2024

A festival of UK DIY and Grassroots music in the Ouseburn Valley.

Tickets available on

Into The Fields

Blyth, Northumberland – May 24th – 26th 2024

This family-friendly festival is a tribute to legendary music icons, offering an array of entertainment.

Details and tickets can be found at

The Great British Tribute Fest

Times Square, Newcastle – Bank Holiday 25th – 26th May 2024

The North East’s Largest Dedicated Tribute Festival.

For information and tickets visit

The Strangest Party 

 North Tyneside, Salt Market Social – 8th June 2024

Get ready to rock out and raise money at the hottest music event hitting North Tyneside this summer. Behold, The Strangest Party, a day-long music festival that promises a symphony of homegrown sounds, a feast for the senses, and a whole lot of heart, all in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and in honour of a Tyneside music legend.

Tickets for ‘The Strangest Party’ are on sale now priced at just £15.00 plus the normal booking fees and are available via Fatsoma and

The event will run from 2 pm until late on Saturday 8th June.

Northern Kin

Thornley Hall farm – County Durham – June 14th – 16th 2024

Enjoy a mix of blues, folk, and rock at this scenic rural festival with a community feel.

Created by a dedicated team of live music enthusiasts, determined to bring more live music to the North East, and a festival that truly represents this wonderful area, Northern Kin is perfect for lovers of Folk, Blues, Rock, Ska, Punk, Pop, Prog, Indie, Soul and much more, with an eclectic mix of the finest live music and a few musical surprises thrown in for good measure.

There’ll be more than 40 bands and artists on 3 big stages, with lots of things to see and do, all in a beautiful rural setting, that is completely secure for all campers and a friendly atmosphere, for all ages.

More information and tickets

Mighty Dub Fest

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland – June 14th-16th 2024

An award-winning family festival celebrating van life, live music, and festival fun.

A fantastic weekend filled with live music and plenty of entertainment to keep you going all weekend long. Including 3 stages, craft workshops, fairground, trade stands, dog shows, circus, workshops, wellness tent, show and shine, fantastic street food and several on-site bars.

For tickets and more information, visit

Newcastle Racecourse – Madness Live After Racing

Newcastle Racecourse – Saturday 28th June 2024

Madness have announced that they will be heading to Newcastle Racecourse next summer for a special live gig.

For tickets visit

Newcastle Racecourse – Hacienda Classical

Newcastle Racecourse – Saturday 29th June 2024

Hacienda Classical promises a superb night of entertainment performing the very best club classics from the legendary Manchester club that defined dance music culture in the UK and across the world.

For tickets and information visit

Coast Fest

North Shields – June 21st -23rd 2024

Percy Park Rugby Club hosts this diverse music festival, with a lineup that includes both emerging artists and established acts.

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.

Kubix Festival

Herrington Country Park, Sunderland – July 13th 2024

 Back for it’s sixth year! Kubix Pop and Dance Extravaganza, three stages with pop and dance legends like Busted and Vengaboys.

There’s a camping option for the day of each festival, offering a dedicated camp site next door to the music arena.

Visit for tickets.

Mouth of the Tyne

Tynemouth – July 11th -14th 2024

Set against the historic backdrop of Tynemouth Priory, this festival draws thousands each year.

Headlining this year are Ocean Colour Scene, Rick Astley, Andrew Cushin & Heather Small

For more info click here

Ticket details can be found on and

Live at Herrington

Herrington Country Park, Sunderland – 12th July 2024

The Human League plus special guests Heaven 17, Peter Hook & The Light and Altered Images.

For more info visit

Pete Tong Ibiza Classics 

Herrington Country Park, Sunderland – 19th July 2024

For more info visit

Monument Festival

Herrington Country Park, Sunderland – July 20th 2024

A packed day of Indie, Rock and Alternative music, and much more.

Replacing Kubix Rock, Monument Festival is the brand new one day festival coming to Herrington Country Park

With a host of brilliant bands and legendary artists, across two stages.

Visit for tickets.

South Tyneside Festival

South Tyneside – July – August

Dates & Info TBC

A diverse summer-long festival with concerts, parades, and family activities.

The South Tyneside Festival concerts take place in Bents Park, which is located at the heart of South Shields Seafront opposite the award-winning Sandhaven Beach.

Check out for more info.

Stanhope Weekender 

Stanhope – 5th – 6th July 2024

Stanhope Weekender is a live music event in the heart of Stanhope, Weardale. The festival will feature a fantastic line up of live music, food, drink and camping facilities. We attended this last year and what a family friendly festival of cover bands this was!

For information and tickets visit

Durham Brass Festival

Durham – 5th – 13th July 2024

This festival fills the streets of Durham with brass music from traditional to contemporary.

Updates will be posted on their

Little Lindi Festival

Lambton Castle, County Durham – July 26th-28th

An intimate family camp festival, Little Lindi is back for 2024 at Lambton Castle and offers a picturesque weekend full of talented artists with well-being and arts workshops including yoga, dance, drumming, learn to DJ, bushcraft, raw food, break dance and meditation and much more to come!

A dedicated Circus tent brings workshops and performances day and night, or you can get lost making dens or carving wood in the bushcraft zone.

There will be forest orienteering, singing, food for any pallet and loads more.

Offers a family-friendly experience with music, arts, and wellness workshops.

Visit for more information.

Scoop Music Festival

Near Lanchester, County Durham – July 26th-28th 2024

Features local bands in a relaxed, family-friendly setting.

Tickets available at

Clubland by the Sea

Hartlepool – July 28th 2024

A day filled with dance anthems by clubland legends.

Tickets from £44.64 on


Two days, two festivals…a brand new look!


Newcastle, Town Moor

3rd August 2024

Tickets at

90s Baby Festival

Newcastle, Town Moor

4th August 2024

This one-of-a-kind event promises a musical journey back in time, featuring a HUGE lineup of iconic artists and an electrifying atmosphere that will transport attendees straight into the heart of the 90s.

Tickets at

Hardwick Festival

Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, County Durham – August 16th to 18th 2024

Set against the backdrop of Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield, Co. Durham, this festival offers a diverse lineup spanning various music genres, from emerging artists to well-known acts, ensuring a vibrant atmosphere.

Festival times are Friday from 14:00 to 23:00, and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00.

For the latest lineup and ticket details, visit

Noughty 90’s Festival

Newcastle Upon Tyne – August 24th 2024

A celebration of ’90s and ’00s music at Leazes Park, featuring iconic bands and a variety of attractions.

Noughty 90’s Festival sees your favourite noughties and nineties artists perform legendary old skool bangers from the 00’s and 90’s across a number of stages.

Early bird tickets have sold out, but you can find more information visit

Fed Fest

The Fed, Dunston – 25th August 2024

Bank holiday party at The Fed. With performances from the UK’s best tribute acts including Queen, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton and many more.

With street food stalls, cocktail bars, festival stalls, crowdy-okie and fairground attractions.

2pm – Midnight, Bank Holiday, Sunday 25th August 2024.

For more info visit

Lindisfarne Festival

Beal Farm, Northumberland – August 29th to September 1st 2024

Lindisfarne Festival, the ultimate end-of-summer party festival will be back for it’s 9th year of music, magic & mayhem on the spectacular Northumberland coast, August 29th-September 1st 2024

Less than an hour away from Edinburgh & Newcastle, but a world away from reality, Lindisfarne Festival provides a hedonistic weekend of escapism, jam-packed with sizzling entertainment.

An end-of-summer festival on the Northumberland coast featuring a wide range of acts across 8 stages, celebrating music, arts, and more in a breathtaking setting overlooking Holy Island.

Tickets and info available at

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