Only six weeks to go now before the next Crossing The Tyne Festival!
Thank you to everyone who has already been in touch to say you would like to perform on Saturday 25th August.
We are still taking names and you can contact us in LOTS of ways – please see the Festival Contact Page
If you are on Facebook then an easy way to give us your name, or the name of your band, is to add it to this Poll that Lesley Tan has set up in the “Crossing The Tyne Festival Group”: click through to add your name
- Please note: Lesley’s poll is NOT a “popularity poll”
- there is no need to tick the names of people who you would like to see perform
- there is no need to ask people to tick your name
- if you want to perform at “Strum on The Tyne”, please see below instead of using the Poll
Strum on The Tyne – Ukulele Festival
If you have not already done so, please contact Liz Panton directly using the “Strum on The Tyne” Contact Form
Venues and Hosts
We have started updating the Festival Programme Page with information about venues and hosts/organisers for 2018. This will include links to Facebook Events created for specific venues.
Updating the Festival Programme is ongoing as there are often changes in the run-up to the Festival. To date, there are many venues listed as “TBC” (To Be Confirmed) but only because we do not have full details yet. We will post short “News Updates” to let you know when more details are added to the Festival Programme Page.
Great Exhibition of The North
Everyone who has contributed to past Festivals, or will participate this year, can rightly feel very proud that the Crossing The Tyne Festival has been recognised as source of inspiration by The Great Exhibition of The North!
Last year we raised over £700 for Oxfam in partnership with Oxjam Newcastle. This year we are fundraising for Metro Radio – Cash for Kids.
Steve Willis aka “Timmerman” – Festival Organiser
Congratulations to Steve, who with support from Generator, now has his own rather fetching website: “Timmerman Music“!
Steve has created and led the Festival with a massive amount of inspiration, enthusiasm and energy plus considerable coordination and organisational skills over the last four years. All that and buckets of diplomacy in managing to pull together a scattered team of volunteers, rally countless venues, hosts/organisers and performers on both sides of the river and on the Ferry – raising thousands of pounds for Festival charities along the way.
This will grow in size as we get closer to the Festival and we all seem to have multiple roles – but a big thank you is due to Dannielle Keys, for making the fliers that have got us rolling advertising the Festival this year!