Music festival taking over North Tyneside coast this weekend with more than 80 artists

White Lies will be kicking off the party on the festival's opening night in North Shields
White Lies will be kicking off the party on the festival's opening night in North Shields -Credit:A Stone's Throw Festival

An epic music festival is coming to the North Tyneside coast this bank holiday weekend, with more than 80 artists set to perform.

A Stone's Throw Festival will be taking place across a series of venues on Saturday, May 25, following an epic opening party on Friday, May 24 at The Exchange 1856 in North Shields featuring special guests White Lies. The festival will see spaces from bars and shops to warehouses and museums around North Shields and Tynemouth transformed into music venues for the day.

Organisers have also teamed up with Go North East to provide an open-top double decker bus service, which will transport wristband holders from venue to venue. The line-up includes Sundara Karma, Pip Blom, Opus Kink, Lip Filler, Downtown Kayoto and BILK - you can check out the full list on the festival website.

This marks the second outing for the festival, which made its debut back in 2022. Founder Anthony Thompson, from Notion Live Events, said: "It's been a real pleasure curating this line up and we're delighted to be bringing some of the best UK touring acts to North Tyneside this summer!

"We've also bulked out the event by adding an opening party on the Friday night featuring special guests White Lies. This is something we've been eager to do for a while and we're over the moon to be bringing such an amazing band to North Shields."

The festival's line-up of music performances will take place across nine venues along the North Tyneside coast. Here's the full list:

  • Salt Market Social

  • The Exchange

  • King Street Social Club

  • The Engine Room

  • Three Tanners Bank

  • Karma Coast

  • Tynemouth CIU

  • Barca Art Bar (El Grobo)

  • The Watch House Museum

A Stone's Throw Festival is an ages 14+ event, and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased online via the festival website, and cost £38 for general admission to all performances on Saturday, May 25, while tickets can be purchased separately from £31.08 for Friday's opening party featuring White Lies.