April welcomes a brand new music festival to Newcastle, as Hit The North arrives and will see 116 bands perform in 14 venues city wide from Thursday 27th until Saturday 29th April.
The brainchild of Steve and Paul Davis of SSD Concerts, Keith Armstrong of Soul Kitchen Music and Management and Katherine Monaco of Famous 4:15, there’s a stellar line-up in store and celebrates emerging music from all over, alongside some homegrown treats and encompassing a wide range of genres.
English punk rock outfit Slaves are set to headline the festival, which boasts rising indie bands Nothing But Thieves and The Hunna, Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit and award-winning grime artist Lethal Bizzle.
In addition to this, there is a host of local talent on the line up with the likes of Lisbon, The Pale White, SoShe and Fletcher Jackson also performing.
The eclectic event spreads the love across Newcastle’s most established venues including the 02 Academy, The Boilershop and Digital, as well as a range of intimate shows in independent venues such Jumpin’ Jacks, Think Tank, Think Underground (formerly the Head of Steam), and the Mining Institute and even Pink Lane Coffee to name but a few. April really can’t come quick enough.