Buskers Venues at Crossing The Tyne Festival

The Crossing The Tyne Festival started out in 2015 as a “Buskers Festival” of Open Stages and “Sessions”. It has got more organised over the years, with acts and bands pre-booking slots – but these venues have set up for Wandering Troubadours to turn up on spec!

There is a Google Map of all the venues to help find your way around:

  • Short url for Festival Venues on Google Maps:  http://bit.ly/CrossingTyneFestMap
  • Many thanks to Steve Pledger for letting us know that the Alum Ale House had levitated onto the Shields Ferry, according to our map! The Festival Web Monkey has now wrestled it back onto dry land!


Venue 2 (S) FERRY LANDING TERMINAL South Shields

  • 12:00 – 6:00 Mix of Open Stage and Pre-booked Acts

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Jam Along / Open Stage

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.

Venue 7 (S) HOLBORN ROSE & CROWN, South Shields

  • Two acts then Open Stage from 4:30 – 6:30

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Bands & Buskers

  • 3:30 – 6:30
    • 3:30 The Claptouts
    • 4:00 Kitchy Retro
    • More to follow – then Jam Along / Open Stage until 6:30
  • Host: Jenn Cherene
  • Facebook Event
  • Location:
    The Holborn Rose & Crown
    101-103 Hill Street
    South Shields
    NE33 1RN
  • Access: contact venue

Venue 17 (S) STEAM BOAT PUB, South Shields

  • 12:00 – 6:00 free playing acoustic venue

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Unplugged Acoustic Session

  • 12:00 – 6:00-ish!
  • Host: Ethan Bruce
  • Facebook Event
  • Location:
    Steamboat Pub
    27 Mill Dam
    South Shields
    NE33 1EQ
  • Access: contact venue

Venue 19 (N) JUKE SHED BAR, North Shields

  • 12:00 – 6:00 Acoustic Session: Mix of Open Stage and Pre-booked Acts

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Acoustic Session

  • 12:00 – 6:00 TBC
  • Host: TBC
  • Facebook Event
  • Location:
    16 Union Quay
    North Shields
    NE30 1HJ
  • Access: contact venue


Remember what fun we had last year!

We have been ferreting out your photos and videos as a reminder of just how GREAT the Crossing The Tyne Festival was in 2017!

Check out this page!  2017 Festival

We have started adding pages for some of last year’s events too  . . .

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. . . Looking forward to seeing all the photos and videos from the Crossing The Tyne Festival 2018 on Saturday 25th August! 


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Crossing The Tyne Festival – a Great Exhibition of The North Event!

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Be part of the Festival this year – Saturday 25th August


Contact Steve Willis, Festival Organiser

Or see our CONTACT PAGE for other ways to get in touch

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Steve Willis
Crossing The Tyne Festival Organiser
Timmerman Music