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Considering Durham’s huge student populace, it’s often something of a surprise that Durham doesn’t have more live music. Aside from the great work being done by the likes of Empty Shop HQ and the exciting punk/DIY scene coming out of the city, there’s a dearth of regular live music.

Good news for Durham-based music-lovers comes in the form of Durham Origins Festival, the city’s debut free multi-venue music festival, to be held on Friday 25th September.

Tech start-up Gigiti are at the forefront of the event, promoted alongside the Durham-based Acoustica, with headliners including garage rock duo Gallery Circus, indie favourite Charlie Dancer and Durham rockers Lost In Paradise. Also playing at the trio of venues – The Library, The John Duck and The Bishop Langley – are indie rock band Hazels, locals The Castells, pop band The Waiters, superb songwriter Jake Houlsby plus many others. Gigiti’s website brings together musicians, promoters and venues with the goal of working together on live music events and Durham Origins Festival will no doubt be the perfect showcase for their work.

Durham Origins Festival takes place at various locations in the city on Friday 25th September.

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