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“Strum on The Tyne” is a free, fund-raising Ukulele Festival that operates under the umbrella of the Crossing The Tyne Festival.  

  • The “Crossing The Tyne Festival” is a completely voluntary event.
  • All venues, performers and organisers give their performance spaces, equipment, time, talents and energies for free – to entertain, enjoy the community spirit and raise funds for good causes.
  • The Crossing The Tyne Festival has been been recognised by the Great Exhibition of The North 2018 as an Inspirational Event!


Strum on The Tyne 2018

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If the weather holds, we will be outside as usual. If the weather breaks, there is enough room at The Customs House for us to move indoors!

Many Thanks!

  • To The Customs House for welcoming us and hosting “Strum on The Tyne” 2018!
  • To Dam Jammers for offering to provide their PA for one of the stages!


The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields
NE33 1ES


12:00 – 6:00


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If you have already contacted Liz Panton to say that you / your band would like to perform at “Strum on The Tyne 2018”, you do not need to get in touch again – you are already on the list!

Contact Liz Panton about “Strum on The Tyne” Ukulele Festival

Archive: Strum on The Tyne – 2017 & 2016

Strum on The Tyne 2017 

  • over 100 people performed on two stages outside the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields
  • we raised £122 for the “Crossing The Tyne Festival” 2017 Charity, Oxfam.

We were very lucky with the weather – and the year before as well!

We would like to thank the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields for their hospitality in hosting “Strum on The Tyne” in 2016 and 2017!