As the nicer weather puts a smile on our face, we can start to get excited for all of the awesome summer events to come. NARC Fest is always one we look forward to (obviously), and this year is no different, with some stellar bands set to play various stages across the Ouseburn area of Newcastle on Saturday 2nd July.
The Cluny is set to host some real rising stars from promoters The Great Northern in the shape of A Festival, A Parade, Canyons, Keep Breathing and Them Things. The Cluny 2 has a slightly different flavour as Jazz North East pulls together Taupe, Watching Sideways, Not Now Charlie plus some special guests to be announced.
The Tea Pad takes over The Cumberland Arms with Holy Moly & The Crackers, House of The Black Gardenia and Poor Old Dogs, which was already announced on our site here. Also already announced are the more leftfield offerings at The Tanners, courtesy of promoters Endless Window, and you can read about Basic House, FUQ, Mausoleums, Waskerley Way and Competition here.
For music fans who want something a bit heavier or with a bit of an edge, Confusion Is Next’s line-up at The Tyne Bar features Shades, Toy Mountains, Future Horizons, Bares and Black Lung Club, and it’s all talked about here. There’s a similarly spectacularly good range of bands at The Free Trade, courtesy of Tiny Lights Records with Fractions, Rushers Of Din, E’Spaniel and The Milk Lizards all strutting their stuff.
Ernest welcomes Grey Tapes, Callum Pitt, Haythem and a Frankie & The Heartstrings DJ Set, all put together by Moon Rocks. Little Buildings’ line-up is not to be outdone too, with Coquin Migale, High Tide 15:47, Calf and Mongeese all playing. The newest venue addition is a real treat too, as Tower Café hosts Ital Guidance, Them Things, The Broadleaves, Julia J and Co and Pascale Konyn from 12pm.
This year is set to be another mammoth, musical extravaganza, filled with some of the best bands the North East has to offer. We’ll have weekly articles going up highlighting each stage and all they have to offer too, and if that wasn’t enough, we’ll even have our for own NARC beer at several of the venues, all thanks to Box Social Brewing. It’s time to get very excited for NARC Fest.