Festival season and glorious sunshine might feel like a distant memory. However it’s never too early to start getting excited for when it returns next year!
Fortunately there is now even more reason to. Hit The North, the biggest live music date in the North East’s calendar, will be back for a third year. But that’s not all!
HTN organisers have unveiled a wealth of impressive acts who will be appearing in venues across Newcastle City Centre on 5th May 2019.
Topping the bill as the main headliner is Jake Bugg. The hitmaker behind tunes like ‘Two Fingers’ and ‘Lightning Bolt’ returns to the Toon for a set comprised of older classics and newer cuts.
Bugg currently has four albums to his name. These range from his self titled chart topping debut released in 2012 to ‘Hearts That Strain,’ (2017). The latter was produced by Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys.
Tom Grennan is working his way up the bill after hitting the north last year. The Bedford artist has risen to prominence over the last couple of years thanks to tunes like ‘Royal Highness,’ ‘Something In The Water,’ ‘Sober,’ and ‘I Might.’ The last time he played Newcastle it was for a sold out show at Northumbria Institute.
The Blinders, who also fare well live in the North East, are making an appearance. Their debut album ‘Columbia,’ is jam packed with foot stomping indie and acerbic social commentary.
Meanwhile those looking for a more mellow festival experience are also going to be well catered for.
Blaenavon, who are known for their melody driven indie pop tunes will also be there. The follow up to their brilliant 2017 debut ‘That’s Your Lot’ is also on the way- expect great things from this set!
Catherine McGrath contributes candid songwriting and fresh country pop to the HTN lineup. The Northern Irish songstress has a voice to rival Taylor Swift as seen on her 2018 debut album ‘Talk of this Town.’
Meanwhile Lauren Aquilina further cements her return to music with her place at the festival. Her 2018 comeback single ‘Psycho,’ has been more than worth the two year wait. It will exciting to see what else she gets up to next year.