Crossing The Tyne Festival 2017

This is our third year, and this time there are events in Newcastle and Gateshead as well as North and South Shields and on The Shields Ferry – plus an Evening River Trip to round off the day!

If you are coming to the Festival:

  • Details on the posters below were correct at time of going to press.
  • There may be some changes to the running order at some venues since then
  • If you want the most up to date information, please check the Crossing The Tyne Festival Facebook Page or Facebook Group
  • Most Venues or Organisers have also created Facebook Events that you can check for updates (see links below)

Event/Venue Organisers:

  • We know that you might have agreed some changes to the running order after the posters on this page “went to print”
  • You can leave a comment at the bottom of this Page if you want to flag up any further changes – but please contact Steve in the usual way first
  • Thank you for all your hard work!


  • Please try to contact the Event Organiser for your venue in the first instance if you have any questions, need to advise of any changes, etc.
  • Contact names are shown on each poster on this page
  • If you have arranged to change where and/or when you are appearing, it might have been too late for us to update the “posters” on this page. Do not worry! The running order will be as you agreed with Steve and/or the Event Organiser.
  • Thank you for being so generous with your time and talents!

Everyone – Festival Contact Details: you can contact us here – or see the links to Events and Pages below (these are mostly on Facebook).

The Venues are grouped below, then listed alphabetically (where possible!)

  1. “Jam Along Venues”: Both Sides of The Tyne
  2. Ferry Crossings: Daytime
  3. Evening Ferry Trip
  4. Newcastle and Gateshead
  5. North Shields
  6. South Shields

1. Jam Along on Both Sides of The Tyne!

Jam Along

2. Shields Ferry Crossing – Daytime

Ferry: North to South

Ferry - North to South.jpg

Ferry: South to North

Ferry - South to North

3. Shields Ferry – Evening River Trip

  • Facebook Event
  • Tickets £10 from Steve Willis – Text 07540 603 295
  • This event aims to cover costs – any funds raised for Oxjam will be a bonus!

Evening Ferry Trip

4. Newcastle & Gateshead

Bridge Hotel: Folk Fest

Bridge Hotel - Folk Fest

Central Bar

Central Bar

Newcastle Keep: Poetry and Music

Newcastle Keep - Poets

Prohibition Cabaret Bar & River Beat

Riverbeat and Prohibition

The Railway Club, Gateshead

Due to unforeseen circumstances this line up will be playing at the Railway Club Gateshead instead of the Telegraph.


Railway Club - was Telegraph

Trillians and Arch 16 Cafe


5. North Shields

Bell and Bucket

Bell and Bucket

Low Lights Tavern

Low Lights Tavern

Old Low Light Heritage Centre

2017-08-26 Strum on The Tyne Official Poster - v2

Quay Tap House

Quay Taphouse Fishquay

6. South Shields

Alum Ale House

Alum Ale House

Customs House

Customs House

The Word

The Word

All credit to Jan Buglass for gathering all the information and creating the Festival Programme Posters!

If there are any errors on this page they are my down to me,
Liz Panton