Festivals and Fairs

Every June in Newcastle Town Moor, a festival called ‘The Hoppings’ embarks with the largest traveling fair in Europe.

On the bank holiday weekends in August, there is a celebration of cuisines, art and music from Pakistani, Bangladeshi and India.

A Rock, Indie and Dance music festival takes place on the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside every Spring Bank Holiday.

Newcastle Beer Festival starts off in April organized by CAMRA (Campaign for real ale) and independent organization that promotes real ale and traditional British pubs.

The Newcastle Science festival takes place every March to complement National Science and Engineering Week.

Newcastle Gateshead holds an International Arts Fair every May attracting thousands of visitors from all over England and the rest of the world.

A huge cycling festival named the Northern Rock Cyclone takes its starting grid in Newcastle every June.

The UK’s biggest free environmental awareness festival takes place every June in Laezes Park, playing music from five different stages from many different cultures.

Every May in Newcastle and Gateshead, they host the Orange Evolution which shows new and upcoming acts playing Indie, Rock and Dance music.