TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2014

October 10-12 . Star & Shadow . Newcastle Upon Tyne


TUSK Festival 2014 takes place October 10-12 2014 at Star & Shadow Cinema 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.

TUSK Festival is produced by Tusk Music with the generous support of Arts Council England, PRS For Music Foundation, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Sound And Music and our media partners The Wire magazine.

Venue / Date

TUSK Festival will take place at:
The Star And Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, NE1 2NP
t: 0191 261 0066

Tickets are are available from this site using Paypal and via wegottickets.com

An Enhanced TUSK Mini ticket is also available from this site that includes a copy of the vinyl album AMBARCHI/CAMPBELL/FLOWER ‘Live at TUSK Festival 2013′.

Doors open at 5pm on Friday 10th October. The last set of each night will finish around 1am.

Wristbands will be available for collection from 3pm on October 10th at the venue.

Ticket buyers will be issued with a wristband on arrival. All ticket buyers must bring proof of purchase with them in order to gain entry.

Food will be available at the venue during the weekend courtesy of local caterers North Street Feast, who will be serving items such as burritos, wraps, chilli and nachos and their amazing cakes. https://www.facebook.com/NorthStreetFeast

A vast and dazzling mountain of music and ephemera in all formats will also be available on our merch stall, featuring copious goodies sold by Alt.Vinyl and merch from the artists playing at the festival.


The venue is surrounded by a number of budget hotels and hostels, great pubs, cafes and restaurants and good local transport links, all of which can be seen here can be seen here:

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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: 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.

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 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).

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 £3 per person.
The taxi journey will cost around £15 into the city and take around 20 minutes.

By bus
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).

By Metro
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.

Contact us

Contact us here: info@tuskfestival.com

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