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Summertyne Americana Festival 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019

The UK’s pioneering Americana festival is back. If you’ve never been to Summertyne before (where have you been?) then think Nashville meets Newcastle: there’s honky-tonk jamming, plenty of beer, and chilli-dogs. Plus, there’ll be the finest bluegrass, soul and Southern rock music around – from legendary artists like KD Lang to rising stars such as Marlon Williams, and even a special performance from 24 actor Kiefer Sutherland. So y’all better get down.

Sage Gateshead
Rhythm of the Dance
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on its 20th anniversary tour around the world, this stunning show celebrates Irish culture through music and dance – featuring a traditional Irish band, sensational singers and world champion dancers.

Darlington Hippodrome
Withered Hand
Saturday, July 27, 2019

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely-acclaimed albums – Good News  and New Gods – and several lo-fi EPs, demonstrating what MOJO called ‘a banjo-tinged brand of Caledonian gospel.’

Old Cinema Laundrette, Durham


Into The Fields
Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019

After their first successful year, Into The Fields music festival is back with a bang for summer 2019. Not only have they attracted Bez from the Happy Mondays to spin the tunes after the bands, they also have some of the UK's best tributes to The Killers, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, REM, Foo Fighters, Gerry Cinnamon, Stone Roses, ACDC, The Beastie Boys, Stereophonics, Gerry Cinnamon and Queen.

Meggie’s Burn, Blyth
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hailing from New York City, Bodega are the bolshy, sarcastic art-punks that, if you don’t already, you need in your life. Engaging in sardonic, on-stage vocal sparring with missives on the state of pop culture, the band’s bass-driven music has a feminine mystique that can’t help but intrigue.

Riverside, Newcastle
Don McLean
Thursday, August 29, 2019

The man behind hit songs Vincent and Castles In The Air will be playing from his extensive back catalogue in an ultra-rare appearance in Middlesbrough this August. He also plans to showcase some new material from his first studio album in eight years; although the highlight for many fans will still be American Pie, his best-known ballad that marks the day the music died.

Middlesbrough Town Hall
End of Summer Surf Party
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Celebrate the end of the summer with an afternoon of good time beach vibes at The Cluny in Newcastle. With vintage hot-rod films, live ‘surf’ music and Hawaiian tunes all day long from Secret Admirer, The Milk Lizards and The Spiraones, you’ll be feeling those chilled vibes in no time. Cocktails served in coconuts you say? Count us in.

The Cluny, Newcastle

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