Launch of New Summer Festival for Gateshead Quays
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 this summer……..join the 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 Square will 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 for those long Summer days and nights, foodie pop-ups serving yummy street food and entertainment in the square.
Q festival is an exciting new collaboration between Gateshead Council and Jesterval Comedy Festival. Jesterval was established in 2011 and over the past six years the festival has attracted performances from some of the UK’s most high-profile comics including Jason Manford, Patrick Monahan, Jason Cook, Chris Ramsey, Tom Stade, Luisa Omielan, Ed Byrne and Marcus Brigstocke. 2017 will be Jesterval’s fifth year on Baltic Square, continuing to be a huge success with audiences and becoming a highlight of the North East’s event calendar.
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 full to get your funk on.
But that’s just a sneaky peaky at the programme; look out for further updates at www.QFestival.co.uk with the full programme announced from the beginning of May onwards and tickets are on sale for Jesterval NOW at www.jesterval.com
For further details contact: Rachel@QFestival.co.uk
Twitter: @QFestGateshead and @JestervalComedy