Good Friday promises spring-time fun as the four day Easter weekend gets underway complete with warm weather and sunny spells to come. Here in Newcastle you can choose to relax and unwind, or spend the weekend dancing until you drop and exploring what the city has to offer.
Newcastle’s music venues and nightclubs don’t hold back when it comes to celebrating a well-deserved break from work, putting on live music and club nights galore. Venues like the Metro Radio Arena, the O2 Academy, Sage Gateshead and Think Tank? will host up-and-coming indie artists to pop megastars alike, while DJs will fill the dancefloor at Greys and Tup Tup Palace.
While Newcastle is justifiably famous for its raucous and outlandish nightlife whatever the weather, its culture offers more than boozy nights out. Why not spend your Good Friday off exploring the Toon’s contemporary art galleries and booming grassroots arts scene? You can also catch musicals, comedies, dance and drama at the historic Theatre Royal and the Tyne Theatre & Opera House, or plonk yourself down with the kids at the fiercely independent Tyneside Cinema.
Finally, sports fans visiting Newcastle will find it hard to miss the cathedral that is St. James’ Park where Newcastle United FC reign supreme. Rugby fans are spoilt for choice with two teams who might be playing at Kingston Park Stadium: rugby union’s Newcastle Falcons and rugby league side Newcastle Thunder. There’s also Newcastle Eagles, routinely one of Britain’s best basketball teams. If you’re looking for more Easter eggspiration, just have a look at more of Newcastle’s Good Friday events here.