Feature: Glas-toon-bury Glastonbury acts coming to Newcastle soon


While thousands descend on worthy farm this weekend it’s easy to get a sense of FOMO. However, if you’re stuck in the North East like us, fortunately a fine selection of bands on the lineup are coming to Newcastle soon. Here is a list of our top picks…

Sam Fender

Unfortunately Sam Fender had to pull out of performing at Glastonbury this year due to doctor’s orders. While it’s a real shame for the artist to be missing out on the chance to perform at the legendary event, we’re sure he’ll play it in the future. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to this December when he will be playing not one but FOUR SOLD OUT SHOWS at Newcastle’s O2 Academy. 


Circa Waves 

Indie favourites Circa Waves already played Glasto in 2017, so they will undoubtedly know how to keep the crowd happy when they grace the stage. If you want to catch them outside again then you can see them at Wasteland, Newcastle with Bloc Party, Mystery Jets and Imogen on 12th July. 


Beans On Toast 

Essex punk folkster Beans On Toast is making over twenty festival appearances this year. The two best ones on the list are Glastonbury and Wasteland. He plays at the new Newcastle event on Saturday 13th July headlined by Frank Turner & The Sleeping souls. The bumper lineup also includes The Wildhearts, Holy moly & The Crackers and more. 


She Drew The Gun 

She Drew The Gun, a Liverpool act spearheaded by singer Louisa Roach actually got their big break by winning Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition in 2016. The band create psych rock tunes with mostly political lyrics. Watch them in Newcastle on bonfire night at Riverside. 


Easy Life 

Easy Life have a load of lofi pop tunes that are perfect to help you kick back in the sunshine. While the band are playing at Worthy Farm, you can extend those summer vibes right into October when they perform at Riverside, Newcastle on the 10th. 


Sharon Van Etten 

Sharon Van Etten’s music often takes on a cinematic style and yet, her lyrics and vocal delivery create a rare sense of intimacy. Though the American artist will be returning stateside for a few shows after Glastonbury, she will be back with a special Newcastle Date at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in August. 


Kate Tempest 

Kate Tempest’s sublime poetry and backing tracks highlight the uniqueness of this artist in comparison to the rest of the UK’s music scene. Tempest’s inspiring words are just as proficient when she talks about the personal and the political. In 2017 she gave a rousing Glastonbury performance which moved people to tears so it’s likely she’ll pull it out of the bag this year too. If you’re wanting to check her out up north then luckily you have the chance. She’s heading to Boiler Shop, Newcastle on 17th November 2019. 


Ibibio Sound Machine 

Ibibio Sound Machine have created an innovative sound, a hybrid of electronic and African music. The collective certainly know how to turn the feel-good factor up to 11 and will undoubtedly go down a storm at both Glasto and a few months later at Riverside, Newcastle on 8th October 2019. 



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