Eight Must-Not Miss Events Happening at the Coast This Summer
Head to the coast this summer for plenty of fun in the sun
THIS IS SOUTH TYNESIDE FESTIVAL
Bents Park, South Shields
Three months of entertainment is taking over South Shields seafront this summer – what a treat! We’re looking forward to the summer concerts, when you’ll have your chance to see Will Young and Ella Henderson among others. Plus, Proms in the Park the following day – bring along picnics and deck chairs and prepare for a sing-along. There’ll also be music in the bandstand and brass bands at the Amphitheatre until September, as well as plenty of fun for little ones.
SALTBURN FOLK FESTIVAL
Saltburn Folk Festival is back with a live festival after a couple of years of scaling back. With a mix of free and ticketed concerts plus free outdoor entertainment, everyone is invited to get involved. Amelia Coburn, Fylingdales Folk Choir and Granny’s Attic are just three acts you’ll want to see by the sea.
HUMBER STREET SESH
Humber Street Sesh returns this summer, and it’s going back to its roots at Hull Marina. With live music, a street food court, cool art, a silent disco, Instagrammable grafitti and DJs, there’s so much to see and do – and the skate park is back.
THE TALES OF PETER RABBIT AND BENJAMIN BUNNY
Treat yourself to amazing adventures in a memorable setting. Quantum Theatre are back with an enchanting new adaptation of two of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved tales, The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. The stories will be brought to life on the castle lawn. Peter and his naughty cousin Benjamin know they’re not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden – but they’ve gone and done it. How will they ever escape? Can Old Mr Bunny come to the rescue in time? Find out in Michael Whitmore’s charming adaptation. Food and drink will be available to purchase but you’re welcome to bring a picnic along with you.
FROM 26TH AUGUST
Venues across Hull
Each year Hull’s Freedom Festival attracts thousands of people to the city to experience arts and events outdoors. It’s all about bringing community and culture together, and from epic spectaculars in public spaces to intimate moments meeting inspirational artists, they’re doing just that this summer. Freedom Festival began in 2007 but their message remains the same – to entertain and effect positive change via art.
BERWICK FOOD & BEER FESTIVAL
The Barracks, Berwick
Berwick’s Food and Beer Festival has a little bit of everything – stall holders, brewers, street food and entertainment. Seafood, meat, preserves, veg and dairy produce will sit alongside an extensive range of brews – but it’s not just beer, gin-lovers will be pleased to hear.
Beal Farm, Northumberland
For the ultimate end-of-summer party, look no further. With hundreds of acts spread across unique stages, get ready for must-see performances overlooking the truly beautiful Holy Island. Madness and Rudimental top the bill, while many will be looking forward to seeing Lindisfarne perform. As well as live music, you can expect comedy, street food, holistic therapies, workshops and fire dancers.
YORKSHIRE FOSSIL FESTIVAL
This festival seeks to engage families and young people in the world of geology and Earth sciences. You’ll become immersed in all things fossils and dinosaurs as you learn more about their links with Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. Trust us, there’s plenty to discover.