Bank Holiday Monday Festival Stage @Old_LowLight

26th August 2019 – Bank Holiday Monday

Third Day of the Crossing The Tyne Festival Stage at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre coming up!

Venue 6c [N] Old Low Light Heritage Centre


12.00 – Veneer
13.00 – Riverbeat
13.30 – Kitchy Retro
14.00 – A Whisper of Moths
14.45 – 16.00 Open Mic

For updates to the running order,  please see:

Festival Programme 2019 Bank Holiday Monday

Facebook Event:

Crossing The Tyne Festival 2019

FREE festival

Fundraising for RNLI Lifeboats

Metro off Wallsend – Tynemouth Sat 24th August

Saturday, 24 August 2019 – No trains Wallsend – Tynemouth

Nexus info correct at time of posting:

“All day on Saturday 24 August no trains will run between Wallsend and Tynemouth to allow for overhead line renewal work.  During the work a replacement bus service, number 900 will be calling at or close to all stations in the affected area. Replacement bus stop locations and bus timetable are available below.  Your journey will take longer so please leave extra time for travel.”

For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm) or use the Live Travel Map.

Nexus Page for further updates:


Travelling from South Shields, you can park for free near the Customs House, then get the ferry from South Shields to North Shields.

Map and Directions. How to get to South Shields Ferry landing.The ferry landing is about a 5 minute walk from South Shields Metro station. Most local buses serve Market Place and Keppel Street.

Travelling from North Shields, there is also a multi-storey carpark at The Beacon Shopping Centre North Shields town centre.

Map and Directions. How to get to North Shields Ferry landing.The ferry landing is about a 10 minute walk from North Shields Metro station. The route is quite steep, however bus Service 333 provides a free shuttle service to passengers with a valid ferry ticket. This service also goes to North Shields Fish Quay. Bus Service 19 connects North Shields ferry landing with Royal Quays, Silverlink Shopping Park, Cobalt Business Park and the Metro system.

Bus, Ferry,  Metro and Rail

Tyne Tunnels – TT2

Tyne Tunnel Approach

Helping you prepare for your first visit to the Tyne Tunnels

North Tyneside Parking

Beacon Centre

The Beacon Shopping Centre
Bedford Street
North Shields
NE29 6QF

For Sat Nav purposes the postcode of the Car park is NE29 6QN

By car

From the South head up the A19, through the newly improved Tyne Tunnel (toll fee due) and follow the signs for North Shields town centre.

From the North head down the A19 turning off when you see the signs for Wallsend, Royal Quays. Follow signs for North Shields town centre.

When you arrive by car, there are over 400 spaces in The Beacon car park, adjacent to the shopping centre.

By metro

North Shields metro station is immediately opposite the shopping centre, with trains stopping every 10-15 minutes.

By bus

Various buses regularly stop outside the shopping centre. These include services #1, 1A, 17, 17A, 53, 57, 80, and 333, giving you a chance to travel from as far as Newcastle and Cramlington.

Specific details about these services can be found at the following links:

Parking at The Beacon Centre

Adjacent to the shopping centre is a multi-storey car park with more than 400 parking bays, 13 disabled bays and 7 parent & toddler bays.

Parking charges are as follows:

Up to 2 hours £1.20
2-4 hours £1.50
4+ hours £2.50
Sundays – FREE

For Sat Nav purposes the postcode of the Car park is NE29 6QN

Special Offer

Our overnight parking is just £5 per night. T&C’s apply. To find our more contact the Centre on 0191 2583909

Car Park Opening Times:

The car park is open from 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sundays.

South Tyneside Parking

Crossing The Tyne Festival 2019 – RNLI Lifeboats

The Festival Programme for Saturday 24 August will be getting filled in on the website very soon!

We are delighted to be fundraising this year for RNLI Lifeboats

RNLI Fundraising

There are going to be some special new treats on the river this year! And even more venues than last year! And a Festival Beer! And . . . and . . . just wait and see!

Thank you to all the performers and venues for continuing to support the biggest free festival in the UK – possibly the biggest free festival in the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy!

And a big welcome to the boat owners and brewers who are joining in with us for the first time!


Steve Willis
Crossing The Tyne Festival Organiser