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Chase Park Festival Returns To Tyneside This Summer

The team behind the award-winning Chase Park Festival have confirmed it will return once again this summer in what has been billed as the “biggest and best yet”.

This year’s music live gathering will take place on Saturday, August 6 and is set to attract thousands of music fans to Gateshead to the all-inclusive family affair.

TLW are proud to be one of the lead sponsors of the event and have supported the Festival organiser Alistair McDonald who is also TLW’s Head of business development and marketing.

Alistair has said Chase Park 2016 will be a step up on last year’s sell-out gathering – which featured Irish rock legends Ash and Sunderland’s SLUG –  and promises to deliver yet more fun in the sun in one of Tyneside’s most idyllic and picturesque settings.

Speaking ahead of this month’s line-up announcement, which will come on the 1st July, he said: “We are delighted to be back and when people see the line-up announcements people will see we are really back with a bang!

“We were absolutely blown away by the public reaction last year. We sold out the night before the event for the first time! Without the support of North East music fans buying tickets and supporting the event we simply couldn’t continue to put the festival on so we’re going to reward our supporters with another memorable festival here at Chase Park this August!

“We have been the best-kept secret for a few years now but after the success of last years event, I think we can safely say that we are on the map in terms of North East Festivals and we’re gearing up for something special. Stay tuned and watch this space.”

Thanks to Arts Council and European Regional Development funding and running alongside this year’s stellar line-up, Chase Park Festival has confirmed it will also run a programme of masterclasses aimed at disabled artists.

Chase Park Festival is one of only three festivals in the country to have a Gold Standard from Attitude is Everything for its accessibility for disabled music fans, and this year it will build on this esteemed award that will position it as one of the most inclusive live music events in the country.

“We are delighted to have support from the Art’s Council which this year will enable us to run a focused talent development programme aimed at disabled artists. This shows that the scale and scope of the event are growing beyond purely being one of the most accessible events in the UK,” adds Alistair.

“When the event started we discovered that festivals are often not accessible to disabled music fans due to location, cost and various others factors. By running a stage for disabled musicians we have discovered that opportunities for disabled artists are also limited.

“We are working with the UK’s leading music development agency, Generator, to develop and expand people’s skills and knowledge so that disabled individuals have improved access to opportunities and the chance to develop careers as artists.”

Chase Park Festival, located in Whickham, Gateshead, just 5 miles from Newcastle’s city centre and only a 30-minute drive from Sunderland, will be the must-see live music spectacular of the region’s festival programme.

If businesses would like to sponsor the event, applications are now open. If interested, they should contact Alistair McDonald on (0789 101 8603) or email

Tickets for the event will be free for people with a disability and their carers and the general public can snap them up for just £9.

Tickets are on sale now

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