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Saturday 3rd September 2022 marks the 16th birthday of Independent, a cornerstone of the Sunderland music scene. The venue has hosted some of the best gigs in the region over its lifespan, and the excellent team behind the venue are planning on celebrating in style with an evening featuring some fan favourite regulars for free.   

The celebration will include a perfect mix of singer-songwriter heart pullers and indie rock head bobbers. Kicking off with Lottie Willis, who will perform personal ballads over piano-based melodies, there’s also poppy sounds from Bodacious (aka CP Thompson); the raw rock and roll of Casual Threats; retro-influenced vibes from Club Paradise; Elizabeth Liddle’s soft vocal and lovely storytelling; wistful tunes from Eve Cole and loud and confident rock ‘n’ rollers Ten Eighty Trees.

If you’re still wanting to dance your socks off (although we do recommend your socks should remain on), DJ WFN, VIP LOUGHLIN and Ben Deacon will be DJing a mix of classic and modern bangers through Indie’s three rooms post-10pm.   

Independent in Sunderland celebrate their 16th birthday on Saturday 3rd September with sets from Ten Eighty Trees, Lottie Willis, Eve Cole, Club Paradise, Casual Threats, Elizabeth Liddle and Bodacious. 

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