TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2019

October 11-13


TUSK Festival 2019 will take place October 11-13 at Sage Gateshead, St. Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR.

TUSK Fringe activity takes place at Alphabetti Theatre and Star&Shadow Cinema – full details here

This year’s festival will again feature 3 days of unclassifiable musical genius, films, talks, workshops, exhibitions and more – information on all these things will be posted on this site as they are announced and you can keep fully abreast of TUSK Festival news by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

TUSK Festival 2019 is made possible with the generous support of Arts Council England and Sage Gateshead. Our media partners are The Wire and The Quietus.

Venue / Date


Getting to Tusk Festival

By road
If you are coming by car, we suggest you visit the AA’s online Route Planner here and set your destination using the venue postcode: NE8 2JR

There is a mixture of paid and free parking available right next to the venue, including two car parks.

By rail
For train journey planners, timetables and fares, check out the following websites:
or call 0845 7 48 49 50 (local rate call in UK)
or + 44 845 7 48 49 50 (outside of UK)

If you are able to book sufficiently in advance, you will get better prices on UK rail services. It’s also worth checking the prices of single fares, as sometimes two singles are cheaper than a return.

The venue is about 1 mile from Newcastle Central Station. A cab from the station will cost around £4. Or you can catch a Metro from the station to Gateshead or catch one of the many buses across the road from the station that will drop you nearby.

By air
Newcastle has its own international airport (NCL) serviced by the majority of budget and major international airlines.
We recommend the following links to find the best options for your flights to Newcastle:

On arrival at Newcastle airport, you can travel to the city either by taxi or Metro. The Metro journey will take about 25 minutes into the city centre (Haymarket, Monument or Central Station stops – see map) and cost around £3 per person.
The taxi journey will cost around £20 into the city and take around 20 minutes.


For more info on local transport, call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 – lines open weekdays from 7am to 8pm and weekends from 8am to 8pm.

Contact us

Contact us here: info@tuskfestival.com

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