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Easter Weekend 2024: 10 Must-Do Events in Newcastle

Our round-up of all the most fun events happening in the city this Easter Weekend

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Wylam Brewery

You wouldn’t know it by looking out the window, but Easter is when spring is supposed to really kick off – longer days, warmer nights. It’s also when the Newcastle calendar starts to really fill up, a long weekend of great things to do.

We’ve taken some of the effort out of finding how to fill the four days by gathering up ten events that promise to offer something for everyone!

Battle Of The Burger Battle Of The Burger

Battle of the Burger @ Wylam Brewery

Wylam Brewery's Food Battles are a firmly embedded series of events on the Newcastle calendar, a much-loved run of weekends celebrating some of the best street food in the city. This Bank Holiday weekend it’s time for the original Battle of the Burger, a two-day head-to-head featuring some of the finest patty-flippers in the city battling to win the Burger crown. As ever, entry for the noon-11pm event is free but you pay for all the burgers you can manage, and a fine selection of drinks from Wylam Brewery. There will be DJs too and the whole event is always a whole lotta fun.

29th – 30th March, entry free

Eppie Brilliant Eppie Brilliant

Eppie Brilliant: What’s Your Favourite Song? @ Alphabetti Theatre

In this inventive and (ahem) brilliant show, Eppie serves up an evening of singalongs, requests and lots of laughs as they reinvent and reimagine songs from the last seventy years. No genre or artist is safe from Brilliant’s attacks. Whether you love The Beatles or Sabbath, Boyzone or the blues, everything is fair game when Eppie is onstage.

29th March, £10 (concessions available)

Nerd Fest 2024 @ Boiler Shop

Run by the team behind Gateshead’s Nerd Arcade, Nerd Fest ’24 is the latest addition to the North East’s geek calendar, an all-day celebration of games, movies, cosplay and more in the grand surroundings of the Boiler Shop. There’ll be traders, cosplay competitions, personal appearances (including Ross Mullan from Game Of Thrones and Dr Who), arcade games and more at this happening that runs from 10am to 4pm on Easter Monday.

1st April, adult tickets £10

Hed Kandi At Colonel Porter's Hed Kandi At Colonel Porter's

Hedkandi Easter Special @ Colonel Porter’s

Kick off your long weekend at Victoriana-drenched gin palace Colonel Porter’s where clubland legends Hed Kandi are hosting another one of their celebrated parties. Enjoy a little slice of Ibiza in the Toon as regulars Mark Doyle, Mark Ireland and Marc Rowell are joined by Suki Soul and percussionist Stevie Bump for a night of house classics in a fine atmosphere.

28th March, from £16.75

Easter Sunday Lunch At St James' Park Easter Sunday Lunch At St James' Park

Easter Sunday Lunch @ St James’ Park

There’s an Easter Sunday lunch at St James' Park that should tempt the foodies and the footie fans. Soak up the atmosphere in the fabulous Magpie Suite with great pitch side views and a whole lot of NUFC history while enjoying a a three-course Sunday roast with starters like Smoked Haddock Croquette with Endive and Herb Purée or Walnut Cheese with Beetroot, Chicory, and Caramelized Feta Cheese, big Sunday roasts with all the trimmings (choose from beef, pork, chicken, salmon or lentil) and a selection of appealing desserts.

31st March, £29.50 (adults) / £19.50 (kids)

Purple Peacock Purple Peacock

Easter Sunday 90s Clubland Drunch @ Purple Peacock

An Easter Sunday special event from the Purple Peacock crew, this afternoon bottomless drunch could be the start of a brilliant Easter adventure or just a whole lot of fun in its own right. There’ll be clubland classics from the resident DJ plus performers and more, alongside a 90-minute bottomless drunch with platters of food and plenty of cocktails, beers, spirits and the rest.

31st March, £45

Bank Holiday Show @ The Stand

The Stand always pulls together some great nights for holiday weekends and this is no exception. Their Bank Holiday Show features a strong line-up of circuit comics like Stu Murphy, Martha Burns, Elaine Robertson and Omar Abid, with Dave Fulton as the headliner. Expect big laughs with a lively crowd.

31st March, from £6

Boozy Brushes Boozy Brushes

Boozy Brushes: House Paint Party @ Prohibition Cabaret Bar

The Boozy Brushes team’s latest event hopes to embody the spirit of house music and rave culture at their latest event, in the lavish surroundings of Newcastle’s wonderful speakeasy, Prohibition. Aimed at all levels of artist, including complete novices, and with guidance from a professional artist, you’ll be invited to capture the atmosphere of a rave – the lights, the dancers, the night skies – with a house soundtrack to inspire you.

30th March, £27

Jurassic Park Weekend Jurassic Park Weekend

Jurassic Park Weekend @ Cinema Paradiso 

Cinema Paradiso is the exciting outdoor cinema space next to the City Tavern – a derelict alleyway reborn as a hip place to hang out and catch a great movie – cult classics, Hollywood faves and the rest. And on Easter weekend it’s a treat for dino fans as they screen the three original Jurassic Park movies on successive nights – on Friday it’s Jurassic Park, on Saturday it’s The Lost World and on Sunday it’s Jurassic Park III. All the screenings are free too!

29th – 31st March, free

Newcastle Vinyl Record Fair @ Copthorne Hotel

For some of us, there’s nothing more satisfying than spending a few hours thumbing through boxes and crates full of vintage vinyl – whether you’re looking for an original Bob Dylan pressing, a Kiss picture disc or a Chumbawamba single (complete with the poster). In which case on 1st April you’ll want to be at Copthorne Hotel on the Quayside where around 20 dealers will have laid out their wares for you to peruse while you decide how much of your holiday fund you can get away with spending.

1st April, £2

A long weekend looms, full of potential and decisions to be made about how best to spend it. Hopefully our selections – from burgers to bargain records – have something to appeal to everyone visiting Newcastle this Easter weekend.

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