TUSK Festival takes place over the weekend of October 11-13, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle is a beautiful city in the North East of England – it’s much smaller, cheaper and less congested than London and has great travel links, whether arriving by air, rail or road.
Venue / date
TUSK Festival will take place at:
The Star And Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, NE1 2NP
t: 0191 261 0066
Friday night’s programme will be purely live music. Saturday and Sunday will begin with an hour of live performance, followed by talks, workshops and film programming, with a full live music programme beginning around 5.30pm on both days.
An enhanced version of the wekend pass is also available – for an extra £10 you also receive a copy of the first TUSK Festival release, a vinyl LP of The Unit Ama’s set from last year (free shipping).
A small number of day tickets may be made available nearer the time of the festival.
Ticket buyers will be issued with a wristband on arrival at the festival. All ticket buyers must bring proof of purchase with them to the festival in order to gain entry.
The venue is surrounded by a number of budget hotels and hostels, great pubs and good local transport links, all of which can be seen here can be seen here:
Getting to TUSK Festival
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: Star & Shadow, Stepney Bank, NE1 2NP
There is a mixture of paid and free parking available on Stepney Bank and Lime St and around the venues. All parking in the area
is free after 6pm.
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 less than 2 miles from Newcastle Central Station. A cab from the station will cost around £5. Or you can catch a Metro from the station to Manors (changing at Monument) or catch one of the many buses across the road from the station
that will drop you on New Bridge St (see bus info below).
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 £3 per person.
The taxi journey will cost around £15 into the city and take around 20 minutes.
The following buses travel from the city centre and stop on New Bridge St right next to the Star & Shadow: 12, 22, 39, 40, 62 &
If you’re staying on the Quayside, the Q2 Quaylink bus serves Ouseburn Valley, stopping on Byker Bank (see map).
The venue lies pretty much directly between Manors and Byker Metro stations (see map). It’s easier to find from Manors, but
both are short walks.
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.