Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Feast of Rugby and Much More

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Feast of Rugby and Much More

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Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@ncjmedia.co.uk

DETAILS of the festival-like fan village taking over the Quayside for Newcastle's mega weekend of rugby have been unveiled.

Newcastle City Council bosses have promised live music from acts including local favourites Smoove & Turrell, a zip wire from the Tyne Bridge and rugby activities including the chance to try to kick a ball across the Tyne.

St James' Park is hosting the finals of the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday May 11, and the European Rugby Challenge Cup the night before, bringing some of Europe's biggest teams, and thousands of their supporters, to Newcastle for one spectacular weekend.

The EPCR Champions Rugby Village on Newcastle Quayside will help spectators and locals make the most of the party atmosphere.

With music from Smoove and Turrell, Hyde Park Brass and a soon-to-be-announced special headline act, other performers and activities as well as food and drink stations, there will be almost constant action from the moment it opens on Thursday, May 9 until it closes with a stunning fireworks display on the Saturday night.

One of the prime attractions will undoubtedly be an exhilarating zip wire suspended from the iconic Tyne Bridge down to the Quayside which people will be able to book to experience.

There will also be street theatre and rugby activities - including the chance to try to kick a ball across the Tyne - and a main stage hosted by media partner Heart North East.

Michelle Percy, Newcastle City Council's acting director of place, said: "The excitement for the Newcastle Finals weekend has been building for months now and is almost tangible as we'rejust weeks away.

"The city is dressed for the occasion and we're starting to see some of the amazing attractions that are going to be available to those who come to share in what will be a memorable weekend. …

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