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FEATURE: Top 5 Gigs Announced This Week (16/09/19)

20/09/2019

This week’s top gig announces sets us up for an incredible start to 2020, with icons, anonymous experimentalists and comeback kings all coming to the North East next year!

Sleep Token @ Riverside, Newcastle – 29/01/20

The anonymous collective known as Sleep Token have been making waves with their sonic soundscapes of technical metal and anthemic indie. Fronted by the masked, secretive figure known as Vessel, Sleep Token worship and commit themselves to the ancient deity known as Sleep. Prepare for a unique live experience unlike anything else you’ve seen or heard before!

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Black Midi @ Riverside, Newcastle – 18/02/20

London’s Black Midi are a band with a sound that’s hard to pin down. Some call it math rock, others simply experimental. Whatever it is, it’s working. Their ascent to the top of alt-music consciousness has been fast. In January 2019 the group announced that they had signed to Rough Trade Records, then on 14th May announced their debut album titled ‘Schlagenheim’, which was released 21 June 2019. The album was then nominated for the 2019 Mercury Prize.

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DIIV @ Riverside, Newcastle – 24/02/20

The project of singer/songwriter/guitarist Zachary Cole Smith, DIIV makes music that combines shoegaze bliss with grunge catharsis. Their 2016 album ‘Is the Is Are’ paired Malian-inspired guitar melodies with Smith’s confessional songwriting, leaving fans desperate for more. Finally, in 2019 their third album ‘Deceiver’ is due imminently and will be out before their upcoming tour!

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Supergrass @ O2 Academy, Newcastle – 24/02/20

The reunion that no one was expecting, Supergrass are back a decade after their split to celebrate 25 years since seminal debut ‘I Should Coco’. The brit-pop legends will be playing the best of their back catalogue, iconic tracks like “Alight”, “Pumping On Your Stereo”, “Moving” will make for a memorable night at the O2 Academy!

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Craig David @ O2 Academy, Newcastle – 28/04/20

The icon and innovator of UK garage Craig David is bringing his much hyped TS5 show back to Newcastle early next year! 2020 marks the 20 year anniversary of Craig’s critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Born To Do It’, meaning the dynamic hit-maker will be bringing the party even harder when he hits the road next year. Don’t miss out on the hottest show set for 2020 so far!

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