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After two hugely successful events, Sunderland’s Waves festival returns for its third edition on Saturday 11th November. For those not in the know, the all-day multi-venue festival showcases the best international, national and regional musical talent over seven venues in the heart of the city. Venues include The Fire Station, Pop Recs, Diegos, Independent, The Peacock, The Ship Isis and The Bunker.

Details of all the artists and venues will be announced soon, however, to get the ball rolling, Waves have announced that Manchester’s pop/art-rock outfit Everything Everything will be this year’s headliners.. The band released their 6th studio album Raw Data Feel in 2022, critically held as their most successful record yet which charted at Number 4 in the UK, their third Top 5 album. Everything Everything have been twice shortlisted for a Mercury Prize and five times nominated for Ivor Novello Awards all whilst constantly pushing boundaries with their music and playing live to ten of thousands on tour plus featuring on major festivals across the globe.

Waves co-promoter Ben Richardson adds, “We’re over the moon to be able to bring the third edition of Waves to Sunderland in 2023, it’s a passion project for us, and something we think is really beneficial for the city. To have a band of Everything Everything’s stature as headliner is a real achievement for the festival and hopefully a sign of things to come.”

Tickets for Waves are on sale now and are available here.

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