With its famous nightlife, iconic entertainment venues, legendary waterfront, stunning architecture and beautiful parks, Newcastle-Gateshead is home to exciting events throughout the year - from music and food festivals to street parties and football matches. Get a taste of Newcastle at EAT! Newcastle-Gateshead. Enjoy high-flying action at the Sunderland International Airshow. Enjoy the hottest live music event in the UK at the Evolution Festival or race along the beautiful coast in the Great North Run. The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle hosts concerts, sport events, basketball games and family shows. Celebrate the music, art, cuisine, history and spirit of Newcastle!
Bupa Great North Run Weekend - September 11th, 2016 - Celebrating its 35th year the Bupa Great North Run takes place on Sunday 11th September 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Bupa Great North Run is the world's most iconic half marathon. It has become an iconic feature of NewcastleGateshead's cultural and sporting programme. From just 12,000 runners at the very first staging in 1981, the event has now grown to a record 55,000. Starting in Newcastle, the course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge, goes through Gateshead passing the famous international athletics stadium and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields. Live music, on course refreshment and thousands of cheering supporters will keep you motivated every step of the way throughout the 13.1 mile course which stretches from Newcastle city centre to the seafront in South Shields. The Bupa Great North Run is the flagship event in a weekend celebrating the North East's passion for sport. Shields. The Bupa Great North Run is the flagship event in a weekend celebrating the North East's passion for sport.