Evolution Festival 2012
The Evolution weekender is looking to be a great May Bank Holiday weekend on the banks of the Tyne.
The festival is held over two days in the iconic setting of the Newcastle-Gatehead Quayside. This is a no camping event.
Tickets from £35
Evolution returns to the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside with an outdoor bank holiday extravaganza, welcoming a veritable feast of world class artists performing over three stages
Evolution is an all ages event, however under 14s must be accompanied by an adult
No alcohol or glass bottles may be brought on site, there will be licensed bars at each of the festival sites, any alcohol found will be seized and not returned.
Included in the price of the ticket is a donation to Evolution's nominated charity "Wateraid" this donation will be paid by the ticket agents direct to Wateraid.
No vehicle access to any sites
Access to Spillers Wharf can be gained by walking along the Quayside
Access to Baltic Square can be gained by the Baltic end of South Square Road via the Gateshead Millennium bridge.
Access to Ballast Hills stage can be gained via Maling street
Newcastle Central Station is right in the heart of Newcastle city centre and a short walk to Quayside
From A1 follow A167 Gateshead South. Follow Swing Bridge directions to get to Quayside
|The Vermont Hotel||0.13||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|Malmaison Newcastle||0.35||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead||0.45||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle||0.63||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|Whites Hotel||1.00||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|Grainger Hotel||1.35||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|Dorset Arms Hotel||3.21||Wallsend||Info|
|Ravensworth Arms Hotel by Good Night Inns||3.96||Gateshead||Info|
|Angel View Inn||4.02||Gateshead||Info|
|The Longship||4.02||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|VILLAGE URBAN RESORT Newcastle||5.41||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|Quality Hotel Boldon||5.77||Boldon||Info|
|Campanile Hotel Washington||6.04||Washington||Info|
|Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport||6.35||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|Close House Hotel||7.88||Newcastle upon Tyne||Info|
|York House Hotel||8.20||Whitley Bay||Info|
|Lumley Castle Hotel||8.30||County Durham||Info|
|The Newquay Lodge||8.31||Whitley Bay||Info|
|Chilton Country Pub & Hotel||10.00||County Durham||Info|
* Distances are provided for guidance and are calculated 'as the crow flies'. For directions and actual distances by road, please refer to the hotel directions tab for the particular hotel.
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