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What can beat live music, street food, excellent beer and summer sunshine? How about an excellent charitable cause and free entry thrown in too? Gosforth Civic Theatre’s Beer Festival returns after last year’s phenomenal success for another weekend of booze, food, music and fun from Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th August.

The family-friendly weekend will see a host of regional breweries join national favourites, with Almasty, Northern Alchemy, Box Social and North Brewing Co rub shoulders with the likes of Cloudwater, Magic Rock, Summer Wine Brewery, Kernel and Wild Beer. On Friday, Goodtimes Tacos and Cubanos provide exotic eats from 4pm, while The Phil Davids Good Time Band offer up musical entertainment.

On Saturday, hungry punters will be served by Shanty Town BBQ and Eats of Spain, with the fun kicking off from midday until midnight, and live music from 7pm curated once again by us here at NARC. This year we’re thrilled to bring The Cornshed Sisters to the headline slot, and their harmony-drenched folk pop is certain to rouse spirits. They’ll be joined by slacker sounds courtesy of James Leonard Hewitson and electronic goodness from Worry Party, plus Endless Window DJs spin cool tunes in between.

On Sunday, Scream for Pizza and Kogarashi provide lunchtime fodder serenaded by the finest Americana from Jumpin’ Hot Club’s Shipcote & Friends, plus blues from Michael Littlefield and folky pop from Mush, not to mention the GCT gaming room with tournaments and retro gaming throughout the day.

Gosforth Civic Theatre is run by Liberdade Community Development Trust, who give people with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to belong, work and get involved in the arts and their community, as Joseph Harrop, the theatre’s building manager and chief organiser explains: “Once again at the heart of the festival is, not only great beer, music and food, but an atmosphere where anyone can come down and have a good time. And remember, every penny you spend on the bar will go back in to Liberdade and the running of the venue, helping support people with learning disabilities and create a real artistic asset for Newcastle and the North East.”


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