Built around the River Tyne, Newcastle holds such treasures as The Millennium Bridge, St James’ Park and The Angel Of The North, with the town centre being one of the liveliest cities in the north. Aside from many beautiful Anglo-Saxon buildings and a brown ale that has become famous around the world, Newcastle boasts a number of iconic music venues and revered nightclubs that have pioneered now global music and club brands.
Newcastle is the home of a number of influential musicians and bands including Sting, Dire Straits, Maximo Park and Bryan Ferry, who have all played on the many music venues spread over the city. The Metro Arena is the largest in the city, with the City Hall and the O2 Academy being the two most popular middle size venues. Whereas, for those that way inclined, Intimacy can be found at places like The Think Tank and The Clunyb.
Newcastle is also rich with late nightspots for you to let your hair down at, with Digital being the most notorious. With regular appearances from global and local club brands such as Goodgreef, Module and Elektriqa, Digital is the place to go for trance and other high-octane sounds, whilst Cosmic Ballroom, World Headquarters, Perdu and Tup Tup also prove popular choices covering dance music’s full spectrum.
Many a festival is hosted around the city with Hardwick Live, Shindig and Evolution annually pulling guests in from all over the country. There are far more festival to visit if it’s not all about the music for you either, as a variety of food dance and arts festivals are also highlights of the year, paying tribute to Newcastle’s rich culture.