They don’t like to boast, but Newcastle technically discovered Jimi Hendrix. Chas Candler, Geordie music producer, watched Hendrix play in New York in 1966 and immediately brought him back to Newcastle. Some residents still recall seeing him busk on Heaton’s Chillingham Road!
JUN / Foodies Festival - The travelling food festival comes to Newcastle in June, with chef and drinks theatre, cookery schools, restaurant tests, and previous Bake Off winners making appearances.
JUL / Ouseburn Festival - The longest running festival in Newcastle is a classic. Spread over a weekend in July, crammed with live music, local food stalls, boat trips and a festival parade.
NOV / DEC - Fenwick's Christmas Window - It's not Christmas in Newcastle without Fenwick's department store Christmas window reveal! Join crowds of locals and witness this Geordie winter tradition.