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Preview: Q Festival at Gateshead Baltic Square

Launch of New Summer Festival for Gateshead Quays

Q Festival
Gateshead Baltic Square
Friday 14th July – Sunday 6th August 2017

Q Festival –Quench your thirst for Summer; an exciting new collaboration between Gateshead Council and Jesterval Comedy Festival.

Q Festival is coming to Gateshead Quays, Baltic Square this summer……..come join in for fun Summer days and long hot Summer nights with the very first Q Festival from Friday 14th July – Sunday 6th August 2017.

A beautiful 1920s feel Spielgeltent on Baltic Squarewill play host to a vibrant and eclectic cultural programme of day time activities and evening events for adults, children, businesses and families. They will also have an indoor and outdoor bar, a lush beer garden open from midday every day for those long Summer days and nights, foodie pop-ups serving yummy street food and entertainment in the square.
The Spielgeltent
Q festival is an exciting new collaboration between Gateshead Council and Jesterval Comedy Festival sponsored by intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre.  In addition to Jesterval’s 45 comedy events, Q Festival will present a cracking cultural programme over 24 days for up to 15,000 people of all ages to enjoy this summer. The festival will include both daytime activities from summer holiday children’s workshops from the likes of Artventurers, a baby rave from Chalk and performance from The StoryTeller to summer evening events with a bar for adults, immersive cinema with Screenage Kicks, a Jumpin’ Hot Club gig, a Gin Festival weekender with Steampunk gin, adult crafting evenings and The Culture Vulture will be running an 80s disco to get your funk on.

But that’s just a sneaky peaky at the programme; check out for further updates at

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