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Newcastle’s Globe venue presents their first three-day multi-genre festival this month with everything from folk to jazz and classical to rock. Working with local music promoters and organisations, including Bradley Creswick, GemArts’ Masala Festival, Jazz North East and Born Lippy, The Globe have put on a world class line-up with both in-person and livestream tickets available for the event which runs from Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th July.

Friday night kicks off the weekend with a feast of folk music headlined by legendary, award-winning father and daughter duo, Eliza and Martin Carthy, supported by Newcastle-based Bertie Armstrong and Niles Krieger blending together American and English folk.

On Saturday afternoon a solo set from Tommy, the drummer of evening headliners’ Holy Moly and the Crackers’ starts off the day, before spoken word, poetry and comedy collective Born Lippy take over, with the afternoon headliner being Sour Mash Trio. The evening session leads with Sam Barratt, culminating with some 1950s Chicago blues-style sounds from The King Bees (in a change to previous line-up featuring Holy Moly & The Crackers), topped with DJs Rob Heron and Stagger Lee Fisher’s mix of classic ska, reggae, soul and funk.

Sunday morning sees the classical sound of former Royal Northern Sinfonia leader Bradley Creswick and friends, followed by a traditional North Indian classical performance by award-winning sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun, accompanied by tabla player Harkiret Bahra. The evening session brings the traditional jazz of the Tenement Jazz band and some of Manchester’s finest young improvisers in the Nishla Quintet. Tickets are £10 or £15 for a single session and £20 or £25 for a day ticket.

The Globe Newcastle presents their Summer Festival from Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th July

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