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Fancy seeing a bevvy of amazing local acts as well as making a difference for charity? Who wouldn’t? This Saturday The Cluny are hosting an all-day event in support of the Epilepsy Society, with all proceeds from the gig going to the charity.

Inside the main venue, Grandfather Birds will be headlining the bill with their blend of autumnal indie folk. After a triumphant gig at the Tynemouth Surf Café a couple of weeks ago, they’ve proved themselves to be one of the most unmissable bands in the region. They’re supported by alt-electronic trio Tessera Skies, whose latest offerings of melodic yet melancholic synth pop have singled them out as ones to watch. Atmospheric rockers The Great Curve are also on the bill, bringing the epic sounds of their latest EP to the venue. Also playing at the event are Trev Gibb, Mat Hunsley, Craig Clark and Tape Tree, making the event a veritable who’s who of some of the best acts in the north east.

If that wasn’t quite to your tastes and you fancied something a little more roots-oriented, then the Jumpin’ Hot Club are taking over the Cluny 2 to present a feast of acts also playing as part of the fundraiser. The promoters have enticed New York songstress Natalie Gelman to play some of her gorgeous tunes, reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Sheryl Crow. She’s joined at the venue by a host of rip-roaring local acts, including the Holcombe Family String Band, The Agency – playing an acoustic set – Shipcote & Friends and Jinski.

The Epilepsy Society All-Dayer takes place at The Cluny, Newcastle on Saturday 27th June.

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