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Our Top Picks for Things to Do in the North East – June 2023

As summer fast approaches, the North East is getting ready to offer a fantastic array of events and activities for locals and visitors alike.

From cultural festivals and live music performances to family friendly events and food festivals, June 2023 promises to be an exciting month in the region.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to explore the North East #ThroughTheTunnels this summer.

Here are some of the must-attend events happening in the region this June.


The North East’s newest music festival celebrates emerging artists and established acts! Some of the headliners include the Mystery Jets, Judge Jules, the Futureheads and Liam Fender.

At the event, you will find plenty of local food and drink vendors to try, such as Spud Gun, Canny Coffees, Crepe Expectations, and Truly Madly Pizza.

June 30th/July 1st/July 2nd 2023

Location: Percy Park R.F.C, North Shields

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Bongo’s Bingo:

Bongo’s Bingo’s June dates are now out, so get ready for a crazy mix of traditional bingo, dance-offs, rave intervals, and audience participation.

Bongo’s Bingo is a social extravaganza with the chance to win prizes from giant pink unicorns and Henry Hoovers to mobility scooters and karaoke machines at every show.

Various dates in June 2023

Location: Boiler Shop, Newcastle

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Family Arts Festival: Super Saturdays

A family fun monthly workshop! Each session has a different theme and has a combination of guided crafting and child-led creativity.

On June 17th, get inspired by the exhibited landscape paintings and create a picturesque window scene, either based on reality or your imagination.

Additionally, you’ll have access to various materials to freely experiment and craft whatever your heart desires.

June 17th 2023

Location: The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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West End Musicals by Candlelight

Experience the finest musicals as London Concertante transports you for a memorable evening.

Immerse yourself in captivating melodies from renowned productions like ‘Hamilton’ and ‘The Greatest Showman,’ alongside timeless favourite’s such as ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Guys and Dolls,’ and ‘West Side Story.

June 18th 2023

Location: Newcastle Cathedral, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Thank You for The Music

Attention all dancing queens!

Prepare to be captivated by an internationally acclaimed tribute spectacle that showcases ABBA’s entire collection of chart-topping hits in an unparalleled production.

Celebrating its remarkable 20-year run, this beloved show presents a fresh and exciting experience for 2022, featuring our exceptional cast delivering unforgettable performances, vibrant costumes, and harmonies that are undeniably ABBA.

June 24th 2023

Location: Tyne Theatre and Opera House

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P!nk- Utilita Arena

The internationally renowned superstar has unveiled plans for a series of massive open-air concerts in the United Kingdom, forming part of a European tour in 2023.

This exciting announcement includes a thrilling two-night spectacle at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light!

P!NK will grace the UK stage once again, this marks her long-awaited return to British soil after the sensational success of her sold-out Beautiful Trauma World Tour in 2019.

June 11th 2023

Location: Stadium of Light, Sunderland

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Sunderland Food and Drink Festival

Get ready for the highly anticipated comeback of one of the year’s most beloved events!

Keel Square and High Street West are set to transform into a vibrant hub, brimming with an array of street food and beverage vendors offering cuisines from around the world.

But that’s not all – prepare to be entertained with a diverse line-up of activities and family-friendly entertainment that will make this event an unforgettable experience for everyone.

June 23rd-25th 2023

Location: SunderlandBurdon Road

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