Painting the Toon... Green!
St Patrick's Day is whistling back into NE1 for another dose of fun. Here's the lowdown on where you can celebrate all things Irish as NE1 is transformed into a sea of green!
PADDY FEST 2020
Paddy Fest takes place over three days at Times Square. Get the lowdown on what to expect at the Toon's biggest St Patrick's Day celebration...
13, 14 & 15 - MARCH
NE1’s beloved Paddy Fest is returning to Times Square once again this March for a celebration of all things Irish! One of the liveliest social events in the Toon's calendar, last year Paddy Fest saw a staggering 4,000 people dance their way over to Times Square for a weekend of festivities inside a huge Oktoberfest tent! Things are stepping up a notch this time though, expect more decor and more live bands. Here’s what you can expect this March...
KROUD KARAOKE XL
Rally the troops, warm the vocal chords and grab yourself a drink, Kroud Karaoke is breezing into Times Square for an evening of unadulterated Irish sing-song! Expect all your usual party favourites as Times Square sways in a sea of green. NE1 takes no responsibility for lost voices!
ST PATRICK'S DAY
This is one you won’t want to miss as flocks of Geordies descend into a giant Oktoberfest-style beer tent for a day of celebrations, Guinness, thrilling entertainment and much more! With live action from all three Six Nations rugby matches unfolding on a supersize LED screen, coupled with a Guinness bar and live Irish bands throughout the day, this Paddy’s Day extravaganza is a March must!
After last year’s sold-out event, Paddy Fest returns with another rendition of their highly popular Paddy Bingo! Bingo-boppers can expect an exclusive DJ set from techno kings, Ultrabeat, as well as a sparkling show from Newcastle Drag Idol superstar, Gladys Duffy. Featuring a big game of bingo, tons of prizes and great discounts on all your favourite drinks - we can’t wait to dive head first into this bingo bonanza!
CEILIÚRADH AT TYNESIDE IRISH CENTRE
Head on an Irish pilgrimage with the Tyneside Irish Centre! They’re inviting everyone over for an all-singing, all-dancing Paddy's Day celebration! Featuring a live ceilidh band, get your dancing shoes on as Kevin Morrin delights with his stunning renditions of all your favourite Luke Kelly and The Dubliners tracks. Complete with an Irish supper and plenty of Guinness, party-goers must head to Tyneside Irish Centre this Paddy's Day!
ST. PADDY’S DAY AT NSU
Calling all Northumbria Uni students! Get ready for the best party of the year at the SU. There's only one place for you to be on Paddy’s Day and it is under the roof of the SU, where a host of exciting events are going down. Expect live music, drinks deals, glitter parties, live rugby and plenty of games to keep you entertained all day long.
PADDY'S DAY AT THE WONDERBAR
Get involved with live music, craic and mayhem over at The WonderBar, The Gate! With free entry all day, Paddy's Day party-goers can enjoy cocktail deals, Irish stew and plenty of good times! Live entertainment will keep the party popping from 3pm.
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