What initially started off as a small festival has quickly grown into one of the largest of its kind in the north of England and is now a must on the local festival calendar.
After a barnstorming debut last year, we are excited to announce that local boys and national Soul & Funk sensations Smoove & Turrell are back to headline the opening night of this year’s festival. In their short time together the boys have gathered national acclaim for their brand of music.
Festival highlights include Kendal Calling, Glastonbury and 6Music’s homecoming gig for long time S&T supporter Craig Charles in Liverpool. Andy Bourn says "We are excited to have the boys headlining a show based in the area where they grew up".
Smoove & Turrell will be supported by Geoff Mull, who was a contestant on last year’s X Factor.
Geoff did earn a seat and a place at a judge’s house after impressing Mel B, who is to be the mentor for the boys category this year, but unfortunately he lost it to the last contestant to sing. "I can't wait to play on that stage, a home crowd is always a great gig"
Tickets are available from www.gatesheadbeerfestival.co.uk and are priced at £10 per day and £25 for a weekend pass (Ticket price includes a free festival programme and souvenir glass).