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Hit The North Festival Confirms Final Line-Up

Hit The North Festival

The final wave of bands for the region’s largest ever inner city festival has been confirmed by organisers SSD Concerts.

Over 100 musical artists are set to descend on Newcastle this April and Parlophone Records’ VANT as well as Scottish Rockers Father Son are the latest headlining names to be added to the eclectic bill.

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Having toured Europe extensively and gained national acclaim for their high-octane new wave rock ‘n’ roll, North East natives VANT will also be joined by Tiger Club, Muncie Girls and Brighton’s Get Inuit on a line-up which already boasts the likes of some of the UK’s finest emerging artists including Slaves, Nothing But Thieves and Lethal Bizzle.

slaves & lethal bizzle

Slaves & Lethal Bizzle

Taking place on Friday 28th April, Hit the North will be preceded by the warm up pre-party Meet The North on Thursday 27th April.

Meet the North will see artists and music fans alike travelling from across the UK for the new Northern destination for music discovery.

Meet the North will feature 32 bands taking to stages across the city and one of Newcastle’s most successful indie-pop outfits Little Comets will headline the event at the Quayside’s Riverside venue.

Little comets

Little comets

The set will be a rare chance for lucky festival goers to see the huge act in a more intimate venue that usual. Famed in their early days for their original and unorthodox guerrilla gigs, Little Comets perfectly encapsulate the ethos of this emerging and unsigned new music event.

Also joining the headliners on the Meet the North bill are some of the hottest emerging acts from across the North of the UK including Newcastle’s alt-pop 5-piece Shields, Lord Swans, rising Scottish band Model Aeroplanes, and explosive garage rock outfit Avalanche Party from North Yorkshire.

The festival will provide an unprecedented platform for North East musicians to gain exposure with promising young acts like Keiandra, A Festival A Parade, Dose, Blesh, Llovers and more, all taking to stages across the city.




Steve Davis, of SSD Concerts, explains: “The North of the UK is often overlooked when it comes to music discovery. With so much going on in the South we wanted to give Northern artists a chance to shine”

“We’ve got so much talent coming out of Newcastle and the surrounding areas right now with new amazing bands popping up every week”

“It’s an exciting time to be a Northern music fan and with artists coming from the North East, Yorkshire, Leeds, Scotland and more, Meet the North is the perfect opportunity to discover your new favourite band”

Meet the North will also hold a conference throughout the day of Thursday 27th April, giving artists a chance to gain a crucial insight into the inner workings of the music industry with industry professionals holding talks on how to get ahead as a modern band.

Meet the North tickets can be purchased for £10.

Customers who hold a ticket for Hit the North on Friday 28th April will be granted FREE ENTRY to Meet the North.

Tickets for Meet the North are also on sale now and are available here.

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