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We love The Cumberland Arms here at NARC. One of the region’s finest pubs, venues and supporters of live music, this Newcastle institution’s 20th year under the stewardship of landlady Jo Hodson is absolutely worth celebrating – and with a full two-week programme of festivities, there’s no reason why you can’t join in!

From Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 14th August, the Cumby hosts a veritable feast encompassing everything that’s made it such a beloved hub, with successive evenings of live music, resident DJs, food from local vendors, talks, dancing and – of course, great beer. We haven’t space to list everything they’ve lined-up, but with a mix of free and ticketed, indoor and outdoor events, a visit is sure (even more so than usual!) to be worth your while.

As far as highlights go, there’s free performances from The Cornshed Sisters, Georgia May, Beccy Owen on Thursday 4th, Back Chat Brass on Friday 5th and The Baghdaddies on Thursday 11th. Regular promoter Prancey Dog curates an all-dayer on Saturday 13th with perennial favourites including Nev Clay, Thomas Truax and No Teeth, before proceedings draw to a close on Sunday 14th with ‘Full On Folk,’ featuring Amy Thatcher & Frank Knowles, Holly & The Reivers and Rachel Hamer, among others.

Head to The Cumberland Arms’ website to view the full programme!

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