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When Jo Hodson from The Cumberland Arms was planning their 20th anniversary events, one aim was to involve people who had played a part in the pub’s recent history. One such person was Steve Jefferis, who as well as being half of the mighty Warm Digits has recorded and performed as Cathode. “I always thought Cathode was on hold rather than over, and so when I got chatting to Jo last year and realised it was her 20th anniversary this felt like the perfect reason to reboot. It was the site of both Cathode album launches and the first gig venue I ever visited when I moved to Newcastle.” Jefferis stresses that this is a one-off comeback for the time being, but who knows…

The Cathode comeback gig on Saturday 14th May has, characteristically, morphed into an all-dayer called Inside/Outside, with a variety of electronically-inclined acts and DJs performing in the venue in the evening and out on the terrace in the daytime. Cathode is ably supported by a pretty goddamn stunning line-up upstairs – Nathalie Stern, SL Walkinshaw, Faye MacCalman and Madeleine Smyth – while out in the sunshine you’ll find DJ sets and performances from DJ Kitty, Stagger Lee and Iris Brickfield, with more TBC.

Inside/Outside takes place at The Cumberland Arms from midday on Saturday 14th May.


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