We love the Man With The Spoons!

The Great North Run has always been one of the most enjoyable performances in the Drummed Up calendar, with the possibility of appearing on national television! Drummed Up plays in the white marquee in the lay-by on the A184 Felling Bypass (Park Road) near Gateshead International Stadium – past the McDonalds Drive-Thru, just beyond the blue footbridge and just before Neilson Road. We meet at the lay-by between 8.45am and 9am. The what3words location is coats.seats.transfers.

If you are transporting drums and stands you need to display your vehicle pass in your windscreen, otherwise you will not be permitted on site. Vehicle pass holders must be on site by 9am sharp, when the roads are closed. Up to two vehicles with passes can park in the lay-by. For all others, parking is available in Holmes Drive next to the Asda Gateshead Old Fold Supermarket.

The nearest Metro is Gateshead Stadium.

We drum from 10am, when the wheelchair competitors set off, until at least 12 noon, until Tail End Charlie comes past.

We have seats and spare drums. Bring food and drink, appropriate clothing for the weather and a cushion to sit on.

The Great North Run is on Sunday, 8th September 2024.