Things to do on August Bank Holiday weekend in and around Newcastle in 2023
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After the New Year, Easter and May Bank Holidays, only one more is coming before the Christmas period and to celebrate the final three day weekend of the summer we have taken a look at the best ways to enjoy the free time some of us will get.
The August Bank Holiday in the UK is on Monday, August 28 and these are some of the things you can do to enjoy yourself before we enter September.
The return of Naughty 90's Festival Festival to Leazes Park is set to be huge this weekend. Boasting four stages of music as well as funfair rides, arcades and street food stalls across Leazes Park, the two day event will run over the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend. Five and Tinchy Stryder will headline the opening day while Ace Of Bass and Basshunter will close the event.
Other artists set to attend include N-Trance, DJ Sammy, Blazin’ Squad and Ultrabeat. One day and weekend tickets remain available online.
The ever popular Newcastle Mela is returning this August bank holiday weekend. The festival is free, family friendly and everyone is welcome. The event is based around Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures with music, food and entertainment all available to enjoy.
Art and craft stalls and sessions as well as circus sessions and more will be taking over the city centre between 11am and 4pm at Greys Monument on Saturday, August 26.
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More family fun can be had at non league Newcastle Benfield Football Club, who are using their home ground near Walkergate Metro to host a Bank Holiday Funday. The club are promising free entry as well as live music, a bouncy castle, barbeque and more from 1pm on the Saturday of the weekend.
Music fans can also head to one of Newcastle’s best music venues, The Cluny for the Future Collaborations Festival which is happening at the site’s second venue. Fans can pay £12 for 11 hours of music from local acts such as Me Lost Me, Archipelago, Hollow Hand and more on the Saturday of the weekend. Tickets are available online.
Another all day event can be found at the famous World Headquarters who are hosting an ‘alt all dayer’ with eight bands and four DJs taking over the space from 2pm into the night. Tickets cost £11.44 and can be picked up online.
Anyone wanting to make the most of Newcastle’s famous nightlife is also in luck with the majority of the city’s nightlife spots getting ready for a big weekend.
The New Monkey Sound is taking over Riverside for a full night of dancing and MCing on the weekend’s Sunday night. The Bank Holiday special will run from 10pm until 3am with tickets available online.
Back at World Headquarters, the club is hosting a night of lively DJs from 11pm until 5am on Saturday, August 26 and an ‘Express Yourself free party’ from 11pm until 4am on Sunday night.
Plenty of other city centre clubs will also be open across Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.