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For over twenty years, award-winning vegetarian restaurant The Waiting Room has held regular Sunday night gig and art events, alongside the occasional all-dayer. After a slight mishap in the rebooking of postponed gigs following 18 months of lockdown, organiser Luke Harding decided the only solution was to make a proper event of it, and Eaglesfest – taking place on Sunday 7th November – was born.

The Eagledukes, a 24-piece ukulele band, will kick off the event in The Other Room (adjoined to The Waiting Room), followed by locals Dressed Like Wolves, Tom Joshua and Gone Tomorrow. There is even a reunion of the hilarious Carmen and Dick, with more acts to be confirmed.

The event is headlined by Canadian art folk rockers The Burning Hell (who also play The Cumberland Arms on Wednesday 3rd November) and Swedish queens of punk banjo, Baskery (who happen to be playing Newcastle’s Globe on Saturday 6th). Both acts will be making a welcome return to The Waiting Room and the North East.

It wouldn’t be a Waiting Room event without some of their delicious vegetarian cuisine, and artisan pizza, festival food and a mini beer festival selection from the Three Brothers micro-brewery at Preston Farm will be up for grabs, with the live music itself running between the venue itself and the Preston & Eaglescliffe Social Club.

Eaglesfest takes place on Sunday 7th November at The Waiting Room and Preston & Eaglescliffe Social Club, Eaglescliffe

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