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One of the most-loved club nights in Middlesbrough is set to turn seven this month. Mixtape, which takes place every Tuesday at The Townhouse on Linthorpe Road, has played host to some of the country’s hottest up and coming bands, as well as being the longest running indie club night in the town.

Mixtape has previously seen the likes of The 1975, Little Comets, Lisbon, VANT, Frankie & the Heartstrings, and many, many more grace its stage. The bands set to play during the month of February are of the exact same high-caliber; what better way is there to celebrate?

The first Tuesday of the month (2nd) sees NGOD return to the region after an enthralling gig at Ku Bar last July. The recent Colombia Records signees are joined by local favourites Plaza. Both acts are a must see, so get down early!

Tuesday 9th is a celebration of local music, as Idle Violets take on headline duties with their raw and energetic hard rock, with support coming from alternative hip-hop act Ceiling Demons.

If you’re not strapped for cash halfway through the month, Tuesday 16th sees NYTCLUB make a welcome return to Middlesbrough. After being responsible for one of the most hyped about sets of last year’s Twisterella festival, the Liverpool electro-pop outfit return for what is set to be a musically and visually dazzling midweek gig. Support on the night comes from Josh Newell-Brown – a stunning singer/songwriter from Saltburn.

The final gig, on Tuesday 23rd, features the promising Viola Beach taking on headline duties. They’ve already gained approval from BBC Radio 1 and Mumford and Sons/Catfish and the Bottlemen producer Ian Grimble; you could be next! Local indie-pop group Shoot the Poet are set to open up the night.

Promoter and band booker Henry Carden is justifiably proud to be celebrating the club’s milestone: “We’re incredibly proud of the bands we’ve brought to Middlesbrough over the past few years. The night is stronger than ever and the caliber of bands we’ve had play for us over the past few months has been better than ever!” Onwards and upwards for Mixtape, then!

Mixtape takes place at The Keys, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough every Tuesday.

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