Feature: Top 5 Gigs Announced This Week (12/08/19)


Monstrous thrash metal rockers, underground indie-pop stars and the UK’s hottest new rapper have all announced they’re heading to the North East this week! 

Sophie and the Giants @ Northumbria Institute 2, Newcastle – 08/10/19

Sheffield natives Sophie & The Giants are practitioners of forward-looking, left-leaning emotional pop. Their sound is a fresh, raw fusion of the band’s collective influences. They range from Siouxsie and Debbie Harry to Radiohead and Jamie T. Frontwoman Sophie Scott has a vocal cadence that will  have you hooked on the band in no time! We can’t wait to see them at the Institute 2 this October!


Sick Joy @ Think Tank, Newcastle – 07/11/19

Cutting together malign heaviness with acidic melody then tying it into place with the reigns of contagious pop. Sick Joy’s ‘noise-pop’ blood is dirtied with echoes of Pixies and Nirvana among many others. Originally from Newcastle but based in Brighton, their show in November at Think Tank will be a huge homecoming riot! 


Queensryche @ Riverside, Newcastle – 01/12/19

With a legacy behind them that’s shifted over 30 million records and built a dedicated legion of fans while touring the globe, Queensryche are unquestionably rock icons. The buzz around this show has already made it clear that it will be one of the biggest gigs on this year’s rock calendar! Get your leather jacket on and grab your tickets!


GWAR @ Riverside, Newcastle – 03/12/19

‘Alien Overlords’ GWAR are bringing their monstrous thrash metal circus to the UK for the first time in ten years! Infamous since the late ’80s, GWAR are without doubt the strangest and most unique band in the world. With fake blood and incredible outfits a guarantee, GWAR’s Riverside show will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.


Aitch @ Newcastle University – 18/12/19

After selling out his September UK tour in just 7 minutes, fast-rising Mancunian rapper Aitch has announced he’s heading to Newcastle in December! Aitch has already far exceeded his own expectations following early support from grime legends like Wiley and Stormzy, many have tagged him as Manchester’s golden boy despite him only being 19 years old.





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