The line-up has been revealed for Tipping Point Live - a new two-day festival co-curated by Generator and the likes of international record producer Bernard Butler, Maximo Park's Paul Smith, and The Futureheads' Barry Hyde - which takes place at various venues in the Ouseburn Valley of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2019.
On the Friday night there's singer-songwriter Martha Hill, folkers Dansi, and neo-soul from Portraits, all at The Cluny, while at the Cluny 2 it's jazz with Taupe, experimental jazz act J Frisco, and Archipelago. Blank Studios hosts Cal Raasay, experimental electronic artist Me Lost Me, and the ethereal Worry Party, and at S&S it's blah Brad Field, Sauvage, and Spell Token.
Across the venues on the Saturday, there's Bill Ryder-Jones, with Liverpool songsmith Brooke Bentham, plus The Noise & The Naive, Freese Trio, and Swine Tax, all at the Cluny 1. The Cluny 2 has Geordie garage indie rockers Feva, plus Dead Naked Hippies, The Yada Yada Yadas, Blamire, and Mr Comfortable. as well as a Bernard Butler songwriting workshop.
At the Tyne Bar there's Sunderland's disco indie outfit Vanderbilt, brass indie band Picnic, rapper Philth Like, and hip hoppers Reali-T, while The Cumberland Arms has Grace Gillespie, Teeside's Nel Unlit, Newcastle folk indie band Many Moons, and singer-songwriter Amy Hopkinson, . Kaleidoscope has bass producer Xaatu, grime duo NE Dons, and lyric-smith John Dole.
Blast Studios will see the BBC's chief North East music introducer Nick Roberts take over the venue with a series of curator interviews alongside soon to be announced live sessions with some of this year's performers. Star and Shadow Cinema will be playing host to two brilliant Tipping Point Live commissioned collaboration projects, mixing both music with audio-visual experiences; Brad Field, a live drummer who built his own pipe organ and mixed media set up to work via drum sample triggers will be working with renowned visual artists Tim Shaw, and the Newcastle art-pop band Sauvage will be working with the experienced dancer and choreographer Lila Naruse and renowned film director K Pfennich for an live audio-visual spectacular.
Tipping Point Live organiser Charlie Dancer said: "We are all hugely excited to bring you the first Tipping Point Live Festival artist line-up, with two of my personal favourites in songwriting genius Bill Ryder Jones and South Shields legend-in-waiting Brooke Bentham! After running Evolution Emerging Festival for 10 years (with myself directly involved for the last three years), we at Generator felt it was time to refresh our approach and bring something a little different to Newcastle's cultural hotspot, the Ouseburn Valley. Tipping Point Live will play host to a right eclectic mix; we've got Ambient, we've got Experimental jazz, we've got Art-Rock, Garage Indie, Folk, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop, Bass Music, Grime, Disco - it's going to be the most expansive display of what the North-East has under our sleeves the region has ever seen!"
Early bird tickets are on sale, currently priced at £15 for the weekend, or £10 for Saturday only.
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