With a line-up of talent tipped for major success, the 4th edition of Newcastle-upon-Tyne's indoor multi-venue Hit the North, which takes place on Sunday 3rd May 2020 (a bank holiday weekend), has announced its first wave of acts.
Leading the names are Australian indie rockers DMA's as headliners, synth-pop favourites Fickle Friends, Brighton upstarts The Magic Gang, Rhys Lewis, Ryan McMullan, Yorkshire's Working Men's Club, Litany, The Lathums, Lauran Hibberd, Marsicans, Twisted Wheel, Roxy Girls, Stereo Honey, Talk Show, and Walt Disco.
Speaking about the first lineup announcement, Festival Director Steve Davis said "It feels great to be back! In a region where continuous cuts are being made to cultural projects, Hit The North is a vital platform for connecting emerging acts with new music fans, and also showcases Newcastle's richness as a musical city in terms of its venues and home-grown artists. Hit The North will return in 2020 and we hope the festival will continue to boost the profile of Newcastle and the wider North East region as a vibrant hub for new music".
Also on the bill are Aaron Smith, Aifie Neal, Andrew Cushin, Bare Roots, Bec Sandridge, Catholic Action, Chalotte, Chinchilla, Cruel Hearts Club, Curtis Walsh, Dylan, Elm, Fever Days, Gracey, Havelock, Hector Gannet, Jango Flash, Josh Vine, Kali Claire, Koko, Kudu Blue, Loastate, Martha Hill, Motel Carnation, Murkage Dave, Only Sun, Picnic, Post Romantics, Reflekter, Richard Fairlie, Roe, Ruthie, Sad Boys Club, Sam Calver, Sammy & The Sledgehammers, Saint Agnes, Silverbacks, Sing Again Syren, Social Contract, Spacey Jane, SPQR, Stock Manager, Swine Tax, Talkboy, The C33s, The Clockworks, The Goa Express, The Illicits, The K's, The Old Pink House, Vaughan, Violet Skies, Weird Milk, White Collar Rebel, Wild Front, Zeb, and Zooni, with more to be announced.
Tickets are on sale, priced at £32.50.
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