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General Prices: £12 including entry to beer festival + £0.10 booking fee per ticket

Seating: Standing

Rounding off Ale & Arty’s 2018 line-up in style, featuring banjo, accordion, double bass, acoustic guitars and percussion, Big Red & the Grinners move seamlessly from the likes of Technotronic’s ‘Pump Up the Jam’ to Tony Rice’s bluegrass classic ‘Freeborn Man’, or from Jay Z’s ’99 Problems’ to Kelly Joe Phelps’ masterpiece ‘Window Grin’. Trying to describe the genius of this band is difficult – you just need to see them!

“Clever repertoire, pitch perfect harmonies and top-notch musicianship make them the band I recommend to every festival I work with” – Stephen Steinhaus, Festival Booker, Upton Blues Festival (BBA Blues Festival of the Year 2015 & 2016)

“I’ve been in the music business a long time and it takes a bit to impress me, but stood at the back I was blown away with the quality of the musicianship, humour and sound of Big Red and the Grinners” – Steve Williams, Director, Willowman Festival

“100% Total entertainment” – Veece, Festival Director, Stormin’ the Castle biker’s rally

“These guys stole the show, unforgettable” – Andy Buyers, South Tyneside Council, Mouth of the Tyne Festival

“Pure genius!” –Jumpin’ Hot Club, Americana Festival, Sage Gateshead


Looking for a great bite to eat before the big gig?

Look no further than our cafe bar No 60 for a fantastic place to eat when it comes to pre-gig dining. No 60 offers a modern and vibrant space with a lively atmosphere. Not to mention you won’t find a table closer to your seats anywhere in town.

Pick a meal from our monthly bistro menu, where our chefs make use of the finest seasonal ingredients. Or choose your favourite dish from our regular menu.

You can reserve a table by contacting the No 60 team via [email protected] now.

No 60 Ale Lovers Menu

The team at No 60 have put together a special menu which will be available in addition to all of our standard menus during the Ale & Arty festival. These dishes are perfect for those real ale fanatics who are looking for a comforting bit of grub to accompany their favourite tipples. Choose from:


Steak pie
with chips and mushy peas £6


Classic burger
8oz freshly made British Red Tractor beef pattie ,hand cut chips £7


Cajun chicken burger
marinated chicken breast grilled and served with freshly made hand cut chips £7


Thai red curry
classic spicy harissa curry finished with coconut served with rice £6


Butternut squash, spinach & lentil curry
served with steamed rice £7