FEATURE: Pit Pony’s Five Things They’re Looking Forward To Most About Playing Victoria Tunnel | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Fuzzy garage rockers Pit Pony are set to play a rather unique gig at Victoria Tunnel in the Ouseburn on Friday 22nd March. With a single release set for the same day, it’s an exciting month for the band that have been making a big noise in a short space of time. We find out what most excites them most about playing this very special show.

1. Playing in a very different space. It’s going to be challenging but it’s not often you play in somewhere designed to transport coal rather than hold live music. I also doubt we’ll ever play in another venue ranked as a number 1 tourist attraction on TripAdvisor! 

2. Spending time down there and learning more about it. Most of us hadn’t visited the tunnel before we checked it out for the gig and had a mini tour. You really get a sense of the history of the place down there and we’ve probably only scratched the surface so it’ll be great to learn even more about it.

3. Planning not only the music but accompanying visuals. We’re hoping to make it more immersive than a normal show and our good friend Archie Smith is going to be designing some visuals to compliment the set. We’re really looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.

4. Watching The Dawdler open the show. We’re chuffed to have such a great act joining us and we all loved the recent single Around Eve so we’re looking forward to seeing him perform in such an intimate space. 

5. Giving the audience a different experience and supporting the Ouseburn Trust….well maybe that’s two things. Although there have been musical performances in the tunnel before they’ve all been more of the classical or folk variety, so it’s nice to know we’re breaking new ground and giving our audience something totally different to experience. At the same time all proceeds will be split with a large chunk going to the Ouseburn Trust who without such funding and their wonderful volunteers none of this would be possible so it’s all for a great cause.

Pit Pony play Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle on Friday 22nd March.

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