North Hop

North Hop Returns To Aberdeen With Biggest Ever Festival

5 May 2022

North Hop, the much-loved craft beer, craft spirits and street food festival is set to make a welcome return to Aberdeen later this year – the first large-scale North Hop Festival to take place since 2018.

Hopping into Aberdeen’s P&J Live on Saturday 24th September 2022, the festival will feature a wide range of Scottish breweries, bars, makers, and street food stalls, offering tantalizingly tasty treats during two Saturday sessions – 1pm to 5pm or 6pm to 10pm.

Ticketholders will have the chance to meet Scottish craft beer and spirit makers with a wide array of gin, vodka, rum and botanical spirits on offer, as well as some amazing cocktails. Live music from a range of up-and-coming Scottish acts will entertain, ranging from acoustic artists to live bands.

Michelle Russell, North Hop Festival Director, says: “We can’t wait to see the much-anticipated return of a large-scale North Hop after what has been four long years. Known for its barn-like styling, relaxed vibe and friendly atmosphere, we are so pleased to launch our biggest ever festival – back better than ever! It’s just what we all need after two years of staying home – a summer to remember with friends, packed full of all the finest food, drink and music Scotland has to offer.

“We have an incredible line-up of food and drink producers this year, which will be announced over the coming months, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From rare specialist distillers to bigger well-known and loved brands, it’s set to be a wonderful day out.”

Ticketholders will also receive the famous North Hop glass on entry – something that has become somewhat of a collectable item since the festival’s inaugural event in 2014.

Claire-Lena Miller-Davis, Exhibition Sales Manager at P&J Live, says, “It’s fantastic to see the return of North Hop Festival – something which was incredibly popular when it was hosted back at Aberdeen’s AECC. This is the first summer that we can enjoy freely with no covid restrictions, and we can’t wait to make the most of it.”

Tickets, priced £18 + fees go on general sale tomorrow - Friday 6th May 2022 at 9am on

North Hop Aberdeen is for persons 18 years and over.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy Premium tickets?

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How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?

Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.

Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.

You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.

Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?

At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

What bus can take me to P&J Live?

Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.

Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.

How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at P&J Live?

All the tickets for our Special Access Platform are sold via our ticket agent Ticketmaster. Please email [email protected] if you are having any issues purchasing directly from Ticketmaster.

Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.

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