Access to marquee & outside areas

Friday : 6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Saturday: 12.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Sunday: 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Last orders will be called at 10.30 pm
No Sales after 10.45 pm
No Children admitted after 6.00 pm


From   6:00 Dunston Silver Band
From   7:45 Northstar

From 12:30 Ponteland Community Wind Band
From   4:30 Holy Moly and the Crackers
From   7:45 The Richard Kain Band

From   1:30 Alastair Anderson and Northlands
From   2:30 Rock Choir


Saturday K.O   3:00

Sunday   K.O. 12:30

* all timings subject to change


Holy Moly and the Crackers are a "gypsy folk and roll" band based in Newcastle. Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing and Mike Harding have featured their music. Having toured the UK and beyond, they are making an impact on both the national and international circuits with their energetic and anarchic live show. Holy Moly and the Crackers are influenced by an eclectic range of styles and artists; the honest grit and gravel of Woody Guthrie, the gypsy bone-cage burlesque of Gogol Bordello, the spectral clarity of Joni Mitchell: They play a lively mix of Romani, Americana and contemporary British folk-rock.


Northstar are a fun-loving North-East based 6 piece with male and female lead vocalists covering a wide and eclectic range of pop, rock and bluesy soul covers.

With a wealth of experience from entertaining at family occasions, clubs, festivals and arenas. They will have you rocking your socks off and shouting for more.


The Richard Kain Band have been playing around the North East of England with various line-ups (including Brendan Healy) for the last 33 years. The band has had many residencies including the legendary Sunday nights at "Trotters" in Jesmond; The George Stephenson in Westmoor; The Archer in Jesmond and Bierrex in Sandyford. The band features Richard Kain - guitar and vocals Steve Hodgson - keyboards and vocals, Deon Krishnan - bass and vocals, Ian Hetherington - drums and special guest for the beer festival Jason Isaacs - saxophone and vocals


Music and Songs from Northumberland and Beyond

From the heart of Northumberland, this exciting new line-up conjures the spirit of the people and landscape of the North with music that is rooted in the tradition, underpinned by subtle, sophisticated arrangements.


Rock choir

Rock Choir is the UK's largest and most popular contemporary choir, with in excess of 25,000 members in over 340 local communities nationwide including Chester le Street, Durham, Newcastle, Hexham, Ponteland and Sunderand. It offers adults and teenagers the chance to sing and perform popular contemporary songs, with no auditions and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience. Rock Choir is for anyone who just loves to sing!


Dunstan Silver Band

Dunston Silver Band is a 28-piece brass band based in Dunston, in Gateshead. We perform regularly at concerts across the North East, including community events such as Dunston Carnival, Ponteland Beer Festival, Newcastle Pride and Durham Miners' Gala. We currently compete in the Second Section (promoted to First Section from 2017) and so far this year have taken part in a range of contests including winning both the North of England Regional Championships in March and the inaugural Brass at Beamish (Section A) contest in May 2016.

Ponteland Beer Festival Line-up


The beer festival will be held next to the rugby pitch at Ponteland Leisure Centre

 Ponteland Leisure Centre, Callerton Lane, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9EG