TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2015

October 9-11


TUSK Festival 2015 will takes place October 9-11 2015 and will be based around the venue Gateshead Old Town Hall, West St, Gateshead, NE8 1HE.

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 2015 is made possible with the support of Arts Council England, The Daiwa Foundation, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Foundation, Goethe Institut, PRS For Music Foundation, The Sage Gateshead and our media partner The Wire magazine.


For this year’s TUSK Festival, we are offering budget accommodation to visitors to the festival.

The site of the accommodation is Dukeshouse Wood near Hexham, a 30 minute drive from the festival’s main venue. We will also offer free transport between Dukeshouse Wood and the festival during the weekend. There are also very regular trains from Hexham station (1 mile from the accommodation) to Newcastle and back.

Accommodation for the 3 nights is a total of £140 per person plus £5 Paypal fee.

Rooms come in the following combinations:

Seven 4-bed rooms
One 6-bed room
One twin room
3 single rooms

Each room has an en suite bathroom. Shared rooms have bunk beds. Breakfast is available on site. Please bring your own towel.

Bookings can be made as a group or individually – rooms and beds will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have a preference for a particular sized room, please state that when booking and we will discuss with you.

Part-rooms can be booked and then we will fill up the remaining spaces with other festival-goers – TUSK Festival has a famously friendly audience, as you know, so you’re bound to end up sharing with some nice people.

If you have any queries, please contact Lee at tuskmusic1[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Payment is taken at the time of booking – we prefer to take payments via Paypal but please discuss with us if you’d like to use another method.

Once you are ready to book your accommodation, please go here to book.

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 1HE

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 £5. 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 £15 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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