The Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle seats about 11,000 and hosts many sports and entertainment events. The programs run from Guns N’ Roses concerts to Disney on Ice performances to football (soccer) matches. This arena is home to the Newcastle Eagles (professional basketball team) and Newcastle Vipers (ice hockey). St James' Park is a 5 minute walk up the A189 from here and is home to Newcastle United FC.

Newcastle City Hall and both of the city’s universities have large auditoriums that hold around 1500 people and host bands from around the nation. Newcastle University Union also holds a number of club nights, from Solution (a student exclusive night of madness each Friday) to Brighton Beach (indie/soul/60s) and Turbulence (hard house/drum n bass) on alternate Saturdays. Northumbria has its legendary Wiggle each Saturday night (students only though).

Recently, a similarly sized entertainment venue was opened to provide better access to music programs. The Carling Academy Newcastle features many bands from the locale, as well as more well-known acts, and is home to Bulletproof (a weekly mix of rock and metal tunes with a dash of indie thrown in too).

In mid-July every year, the city hosts the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, which combines live music from around the world with cultural performances, parades, light shows and art displays. The Gosforth Gathering at Gosforth Park Racecourse in August is a large concert that raises money for a different charity every year. Tickets are sold either for a single day or for both Saturday and Sunday of the weekend during which the music festival occurs.

Also important to the city is The Hoppings, said to be the largest traveling fair in Europe. The Hoppings comes to Newcastle upon Tyne every June, situated on Newcastle Town Moor (to the very north of the city centre).

Another thing to watch out for in Newcastle, Is the ever growing SOCCER 7's TOURNAMENT Held at Bullocksteads Sports Ground at Kenton Bank Foot, just off ponteland Rd behind the Newcastle Falcons Rugby Ground.  Again this year is held by Newcastle Community Football. This is one of the largest Soccer Tournaments in the Country and had in excess of 130 football teams entered last year. This year a spokesman for Newcastle Community Football have said " Judging from responses so far we'll hopefully top last years total, and have now had to gain access to the Falcons Car park as an overflow". This is an event not to be missed. age groups are: Under 7's, 8's and 9's held on Saturday 6th June 2009 and Under 10's 11's and 12's on Sunday 7th June 2009. all welcome. Contact: www.newcastlecommunity football.co.uk  for further information.