News: Hit The North Announce DMA’S and more artists for 2020


Hit The North has announced DMA’S, Fickle Friends, The Magic Gang and many more on its first lineup announcement for 2020. The fourth instalment of the festival features an exciting set of buzzworthy artists who will perform at some of Newcastle’s finest venues on 3rd May…

Hit The North was a sensational event in 2019 where Newcastle played host to over 100 acts including Jake Bugg, Tom Grennan, Blaenavon, Shame, Mini Mansions, She Drew The Gun and Easy Life. 

Things will be even bigger and better for 2020 however. Next year’s event is already shaping up to be the festival’s most exciting year yet in terms of lineup. 

Headliners DMA’S hail from Australia and take a healthy dose of inspiration from 90s Britpop, meaning that in recent years they have become an adopted indie staple in the UK. The Sydney three-piece quickly gained popularity thanks to their debut single ‘Delete’ back in 2014 and their following has grown continuously since.

In addition to two successful albums, ‘Hills End’ and ‘For Now’ DMA’S are well known for their cover of ‘Believe’ by Cher which they recorded for Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’.

In 2020, the band are set to release their third album on 24th April which features the sensational lead single ‘Silver’.

DMA’S have a strong track record of selling out Newcastle shows, including their last outing at Newcastle’s O2 Academy so fans are strongly advised to snap up their Hit The North tickets, with organisers confirming an expected festival sell-out.

Fickle Friends from Brighton are made for Hit the North Festival. Their playful brand of synth-laden pop captures the imagination of anyone who encounters them live. Fickle Friends’ UK autumn 2018 tour completely sold out at all venues including London’s Shepherds Bush. This October they released ‘Amateurs’ their first single taken off their upcoming second album.

The Magic Gang are another notable festival-friendly Brighton band on the lineup. Their eponymous debut album released back in March 2018 was met with praise from the public and British music press. Before playing Hit The North, The Magic Gang are set to support Blossoms on their March 2020 tour alongside The Lathums, who will also play the festival.


The next instalment of Hit The North will continue its tradition of introducing exciting new acts. This time around, newcomers include singer-songwriters Rhys Lewis, Ryan McMullan and Lauran Hibberd in addition to bands such as Marsicans.

The festival will also maintain its commitment to championing local acts including Bare Roots, Martha Hill, Picnic, Fever Days and Motel Carnation.

Hit The North 2020 tickets are on sale from 9am this Wednesday (20th November). 



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