After a 2021 debut in Newcastle’s Herrington Park, 2022 saw Loosefest become the largest festival in the history of the city’s Town Moor, one of the largest inner-city green spaces in Europe, spanning over 1,000 acres, making it larger than New York City’s Central Park (843 acres). 2023 sees the LooseFest team enter into a long-term partnership with the Freemen of Newcastle and the City Council to secure the future expansion of the site for many years to come, firmly cementing the North East on the UK festival map.
Last year’s event transformed the area into an adult wonderland and for 2023, the LooseFest team are taking things another step further, with 5 arenas, a street food village, funfair, a range of bars and vendors and unique immersive activations including a Bentley and Ferrari experience in VIP and in the festival’s own digital Metaverse. Although the festival does not currently offer on site camping, with the location being so close to the city centre, there is a huge range of accommodation options nearby, from hotels to Airbnb’s, as well as excellent transport links, making LooseFest one of the most easily accessible large-scale events in the country.
The team behind the festival is made up of experienced industry experts, having created and curated some of the region’s best events, venues, and festivals over the past 10 years. Last year’s event created hundreds of jobs for the local community, working with as many local suppliers as possible, bringing in over £12m to the local economy and delivering an amazing experience to tens of thousands of party goers from across the UK.
The music of course is the centrepiece of the festival, playing out across five bespoke stages each with their own bold look and stunning sound, covering everything from house, DnB and disco to techno, RnB and dance classics. This year’s line-up includes Sean Paul, Chase & Status, Andy C, R&B Craig David with his TS5 show, and Newcastle’s very own Patrick Topping, who will be hosting one of the arenas under his ever popular Trick imprint.