Get North Water Sculpture

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The Get North Water Sculpture will perform daily on the hour (10am-11pm).

The Get North Water Sculpture will perform on the hour (10am-11pm) every day of the Exhibition*, with three specially commissioned soundtracks which are available to listen to online** whilst in situ. After sunset, and as the nights draw in, the performances are beautifully lit.

How does it work?

There are 33 rocket jets laid out in a shape inspired by the Angel of the North on a pontoon in the centre of the River Tyne. These jets are choreographed to three specially commissioned music collaborations by Maximo Park and Kate Rusby with Royal Northern Sinfonia and Darkstar.

*The Get North Water Sculpture operates in a tidal river and is designed to respond to weather and river conditions. This means on occasion the display may not operate at full strength or may not run at all, due to wind speeds. If this is the case when you come to view the display, we apologise for any disappointment. Please do return at another time as these occasions are the exception, not the norm.

Viewing the Water Sculpture

The Get North Water Sculpture is visible right along the Newcastle Quayside and Gateshead Quays but is best viewed from the Newcastle Quayside, directly opposite Sage Gateshead, and whilst listening to the music.

**How to listen to the music

Click on the links below to open the track you wish to listen to on Soundcloud. (No account required.)

Before the display starts there are two shoots of water, 10 seconds and five seconds before the display starts. This provides a countdown to start the music on your device.


Click the link to play a track
10am | 1pm | 4pm | 7pm  | 10pm Maximo Park – North by North East
11am | 2pm | 5pm | 8pm | 11pm Kate Rusby – Secret Keeper
12noon | 3pm | 6pm | 9pm Darkstar – Since There’s Only You

water feature, water fountain, dancing water, water show

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Wheelchair friendly