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Cassette enthusiasts rejoice! Northern Tape, the independent label that specialises in all things collaborative, celebrates it’s latest split release (featuring Space Bros, Hurrian Cult Legacy and Eli Hermit) by taking over the Cumberland Arms from Friday 7th April to Saturday 8th April.

The event promises a unique lineup of Northern Tape’s best and brightest artists. Friday will feature a stage debut from Benjamin Fitzgerald and Jon Evans, a duo which will no doubt be providing some gorgeously orchestral soundscapes. There will also be plenty of cosy electronica from producer Calum Howard, as well as some groovy ambient tunes from Mackem solo project Matthew Jameson.

After a chilled first day, Saturday will see a lot more energy (and plenty of wordplay) with sets from slick wordsmith Faithful Johannes, hip hop superhero John Dole and a rare toon performance from Glasgow-based producer Eli Hermit. In true Northern Tape style, this mini-festival boasts a carefully-curated team of artists – local and otherwise – with something for everyone.

Northern Tape 2023 takes place at The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April.

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