A rare opportunity to experience a night of live music at an ancient Newcastle landmark lies in store this week – for a limited number of visitors.
Newcastle Castle will come alive with the sound of music this Saturday and ticket-holders will find a succession of bands ready to greet them as they tour its historic rooms.
The event is a collaboration between the 916-year-old castle and The Rookery Music Collective which hosts live events in Newcastle and Manchester.
Four bands have been lined up to play in different rooms of the ancient stronghold, including its Great Hall which will host the grand finale to the night.
The Rookery Music Collective will be co-hosting live music at Newcastle Castle this weekend
Those who go along can take their own drinks to enjoy during the event but, given the restrictions of the venue, ticket availability is limited and there is room for just 65 people.
Music choice aims to cover all tastes, with South Shields-based singer Jen Stevens set to take advantage of the venue’s acoustics as she start off the night.
Then waiting in the Dungeon will be alt-rock duo Palm Beach to be followed by all-female Newcastle rock trio Sing Again Syren. Then Manchester-based electronic disco and cosmic pop band Velvet Shakes will be wrapping up the entertainment.
Tickets cost £15 and will give access to the whole of Newcastle Castle through which guests will be guided.
And the night, due to start at 6pm with a drinks reception, is set to feel ever more immersive as they wander deep into the building, to find the various acts poised to play as they enter a different room.
The advice is to wrap up warm and have footwear suitable for the medieval staircases.
For tickets and more information see here .