Everything Durham students need to know about A Stone’s Throw Festival returning this May

Nothing better to celebrate the end of exams than a festival on the beach..


Fancy a change of scenery from labouring away in the Billy B this exam season? Merely a stone’s throw away from Durham, this post exam party is the perfect festival for some quality fun after uni!

Amid its successful debut on 28th May 2022, the return of Newcastle’s flagship taste-maker event is well underway. A Stone’s Throw Festival will return to the stunning Newcastle Coastline on May 25th, so get yourselves down to beautiful Tynemouth to unwind and indulge in some quality music, along with a few (too many) drinks!

A Stone’s Throw established itself on a national scale in 2022 and continues to introduce new talent to eager music fans.

Headlining this year are indie favourites and hitmakers Sundara Karma, of whom has expressed their excitement to return to the festival. Of course, they couldn’t stay away, the north has that affect on many. They said: “The Newcastle date on our headline tour at the end of last year was definitely one of the best, so we’re very excited to be back in the North East headlining A Stone’ s Throw Festival at the end of May.”

Sundara Karma shall be accompanied by over 80 of the freshest new talents this year, such as Vistas, Bilk and Pit Blom.

In 2022, coffee shops, event warehouses, CBD dispensaries, and working men’s clubs were all transformed into fully fledged music venues. This year, the festival proudly delivers the event alongside independent venues, including Salt Market Social, The Exchange 1856, King Street Social, Three Tanners Bank, The Engine Room, Karma Coast, Tynemouth Social Club, Barca El Globo and The Watch House Museum.

There will also be plenty opportunity to enjoy some quality food with a choice of Mediterranean cuisine, Artisan Pizza and much more to fuel you throughout the day! After a hard year at uni, this is the perfect excuse to let your hair down without the need to trek across the country.

To maximise accessibility, A Stone’s Throw has once again partnered with Go North East and North Tyneside Council to reintroduce the open top double decker bus service. Bus routes will be made available before the festival, ensuring audiences can travel between venues on time. It’s literally right on your doorstep – so hopefully it lives up to the hype!

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