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Sitting on the banks of Newcastle’s historic Quayside, Riverside is one of the cities most Iconic buildings. The Venue already has a long heritage of touring bands with artists as diverse as The Coral, Alt J, The Fall, Ben Howard & lots more already taking to its stage.

Refurbished for 2014 & taken back to its roots as a celebrated Live Space for Local, National & International touring bands, boasting an L-ACOUSTICS sound system to rival any in the city.

2014 was a huge hit! To mention a few we had Interpol, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Martha Reeves & The Sonics, Royal Blood, Courtney Love, Craig Charles, The Horrors, Augustines, Real Estate, Lisbon, Temples, Watsky, Wheatus, The Orb, Joey Bada$$ and Band of Skulls grace our stage!

2015 has been a year of music legends for Newcastle and the Riverside Stage. Renowned artists such as Lee Scratch Perry, Jimmy Cliff, Steve Harris, Shaun Ryder, Johnny Rotten and much more to hit Newcastle this year! Along with

On a weekend the space doubles as a celebrated Club Space for Newcastle’s nightlife till late with an LED Video Wall & two rooms of the cities finest resident DJ’s and the best atmosphere in Newcastle.


By foot:

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By car:

By train: We are now just five minutes walk from the mainline Newcastle station.

If you are disabled, please contact us in advance so we can arrange assistance up the short flight of stairs to the venue.


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Pre-gig or post-gig drinks and something to eat? Why not visit the Stein Bier Keller Newcastle? Featuring authentic Bavarian keller decor, live oompah bands Fri/Sat, lots of Europe’s finest beers IN TWO-PINT STEINS (!) and, of course, extra fraulein for the genuine experience!

Looking for somewhere to stay? The Waterside Hotel is literally just across the road and perfect for anyone coming to one of our events!


No Pass Outs on any show!!!

Lower age limit for shows is 14 yrs, all under 16s must be accompanied by 18+ adult.

Lower age limit for clubs is 18yrs, ID is always required.

ID required for alcohol purchase (driving licence/passport), no passouts for under-18s.