NEWS: Frank Turner / Bloc Party To Headline Wasteland @ Spillers Wharf | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Wasteland, a huge new outdoor three-day live music festival is set to arrive this July, taking place on the banks of the Tyne and is gearing up to feature three of the UK’s most prolific and celebrated artists.

With folk, punk troubadour Frank Turner, indie icons Bloc Party and a soon-to-be-announced third, the festival which runs from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th July is shaping up nicely. Taking place at Spollers Wharf, on the site of the former Spillers Flour Mill, the event is going to spotlight some incredible music talent while also shining a light on Tyneside’s industrial past.

Bloc Party will make a welcome return to the North East and have promised to perform their stunning debut album Silent Alarm on the Friday leg of the event in full alongside other classics, while award-winning folk songsmith Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls will be churning out banger after banger from an incredible back catalogue.

There’s even more high-calibre acts to be announced, and it all means Wasteland could become a key of the North East festival calendar, and it has set its stall out early to start strong. There’ll be street theatre, local ales, food and a tip-top line-up that means this Summer could well end up being even better than the glorious one we have just kissed goodbye to.

Wasteland is at Spillers Wharf, Newcastle from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th July.

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