GNE Gift Guide: Gift Ideas For Festival Fans


We all know that nowadays people value experiences over useless clutter. Gift your loved ones the ultimate experience this year and get them music festival tickets. While you’re at it, why not make your present even better by shopping locally?

The North East has a plethora of fantastic festivals to suit all ages and tastes. If you’re feeling a bit stuck on where to begin then check out a couple of our favourites below…

HIT THE NORTH – 03/05/20 – Various Venues, Newcastle City Centre

Hit The North is the perfect festival for anyone who loves to constantly expand their musical horizons. With in excess of 100 bands expected to be on the 2020 lineup, there are so many opportunitIes to uncover music’s stars of tomorrow. 

Leading the bill for next year are Aussie band DMA’s, who always sell out their Newcastle shows. There will also be appearances from fledgling artists like Fickle Friends, The Magic Gang and Rhys Lewis. Taking place in venues across Newcastle City Centre, it makes for a fantastic day out. 


Corbridge Festival – 03/07/20 – 04/07/20 – Tynedale Park, Corbridge

Want to combine the carefree atmosphere of a music festival with a healthy dose of family fun? If you answered yes then Corbridge Festival is the one for you and your little ones. 

For adults and budding music fans there is a spectacular lineup including Shed Seven, Feeder, Bootleg Beatles and many more! The festival also features family friendly activities and camping facilities along with a host of bars and street food options not to mention the beautiful surroundings!


THIS IS TOMORROW – 22/05/20 – 25/05/20 – Exhibition Park, Newcastle

This Is Tomorrow is THE music festival of the North East. The annual event brings a host colossal names in music to the region and next year is no exception. For 2020, hometown hero Sam Fender and Glaswegian juggernaut Gerry Cinnamon are the first two headliners confirmed. 

However, that’s not all! With the likes of Loyle Carner, The Kooks, Declan McKenna, Tom Walker and many more on the billing, This Is Tomorrow is a strong contender for one of the UK’s best up-and-coming major festivals. 


Looking for more last minute gift ideas? Check our full gig listings here and you are bound to find just the ticket! 


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