The exhilaration of live music is something that gets to everyone, nothing else matches it, except perhaps, that feeling when you know you have secured tickets for your favourite band at your favourite venue. OK, it’s at least a close second.

At Get To The Front we are well aware that the feeling of expectancy and knowing you are going to be there is almost as good as the real thing, so because we get how important it is, we have worked hard to make it as easy as possible for you to get those tickets. We have unique search facilities which allow you to identify the gigs you are interested in and then we have the simplest of systems to make sure you are there on the night.

Best gig venues in Newcastle

Newcastle is famous for its nightlife and is a thriving city with everything to offer people of all ages and tastes. And as you would expect, live music features pretty heavily in that with an impressive string of great venues across the city offering an amazing range of artists and styles, but also a huge variation in the size and prestige of the shows.

A recent addition to the concert circuit in Newcastle is Times Square, which in July/August hosts the second annual ‘Live From Times Square’ outdoor event, which has previously featured the likes of James, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, The Cribs, Leftfield and Jake Bugg over a two-week period.

Other popular venues include the Sage, which is an unmissable building on the banks of the Tyne River and technically sits in Gateshead, but is easily accessible from across the river. It is an arts complex with a series of different auditoriums, and has hosted artists such as The Shires, OMD, Squeeze, ABC and The Waterboys.

Of course there is an O2 Academy in Newcastle, and they have welcomed bands like The Damned, Skid Row, Mac Demarco, Happy Mondays and more to their extensive schedule. Meanwhile, the Newcastle University always has an impressive line-up of its own on offer.

A great addition to Newcastle’s cultural scene in recent years is the Boiler Shop, a cavernous hall converted from part of Robert Stephenson’s Locomotive Works in the 1800s. It is now a multi-cultural arts complex and hosts regular gigs. A more traditional auditorium can be found at the City Hall, where Texas, Erasure and London Grammar have all previously performed.

Finally, apart from St James’ Park football ground, which is often the home to open-air gigs in the summer, the biggest venue in Newcastle is the 11,000 capacity Utilita Arena (formerly Metro Radio Arena). On the roster in 2023 was KISS, Olly Murs, Michael Bublé and Joe Bonamassa & more.

In 2024 music lovers can choose from Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Doja Cat and The Corrs – to name just a few of the shows on offer around the city!

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Finding gig tickets in Newcastle

There is so much choice in Newcastle that on any given night there is sure to be something worth checking out. But certainly, Newcastle is a regular stop-off point for the best touring artists so using the amazing search facility provided by Get To The Front, it couldn’t be easier to track down your favourite artist and secure those tickets.

We work with the best ticketing agencies and have everything in one place to make sure that, when you make that decision about who you are going to see and when, we will get you to the front.