Third Time Lucky Festival - Our Top 5 Bands To Check Out!
If the dreary April weather is making you crave the summer and its many music festivals, fret not - here is potentially your first chance to get a little bit of that festival feeling this year courtesy of Third Time Lucky Festival which is due to take place this month across multiple venues in Newcastle.
Created on the back of the popular Canny Fringe Festival from previous years, Third Time Lucky focuses on newly emerging music acts from across the country and of course our very own homegrown talent.
And of course what better place to stage these acts than sheltered from the unpredictable British spring weather in some of our best grassroots venues: The Cluny, Head Of Steam and Little Buildings.
Taking place between the 11th and 22th April there will be a massive bumper line-up of over 30 acts playing at one selected venue for the night - so no nasty clashes either! Clearly, our advice is to see as many of the acts as you can, but for anyone who is tight for time or just unsure what to expect from the festival we have picked 5 bands we are most excited about:
Great Waves - Thursday 12th April - Little Buildings
Local indie marvels Great Waves are a five piece band who are most definitely creating some high-splashing waves in the local scene with their uplifting pop-meets-disco vibes. Their debit EP Solace is one of our favourites of 2017 and their recent headline show at the same venue really showed that these guys can deliver an energetic, feel-good live show too that is going to make for a top notch Thursday night.
Palmes - Friday 13th - Head Of Steam
One of the many bands making the journey from outside of the North East to play Third Time Lucky are Huddersfield’s freshest synth-pop trio Palmes. Having just released their nostalgia filled debut EP '18a' we can’t wait to see them deliver a dance-floor filling set in the depths of the Head of Steam.
Duchess - Saturday 14th April - Little Buildings
Near the top of a jam-packed day of live music on the Saturday are melodic noir-rockers Duchess. Epic vocals and emotion-rousing rock tones are bound to have you hypnotised and in awe of the trio’s mysteriously melodic prowess. The band are set to release their debut track 'Rachel' at the end of the month so here is a good chance to hear it live and well before its official release.
The Opera Comic - Saturday 14th April - Little Buildings
Eccentric helter-skelter glam-pop that is earmarked as unmissable, these out-of-towners named The Opera Comic have been on our must-see list for some time and getting a chance to see them play at the cosy Little Buildings is definitely a moment we think could become one of the highlights of the day for many.
,St Buryan - Sunday 15th April - The Cluny
An unstoppable force drives these local lads who, despite a current “hiatus”, have just released their 4th Single - high-flying indie ballad 'Shout' - and are now due to headline the mighty Cluny as part of the big Sunday finale for the first week of The Third Time Lucky festival. Their breezy feel-good indie-pop is guaranteed to have you singing along and ending the night on a heart-pumping high that you will not want to miss.
With more bands still to be announced for the show on Wednesday the 11th as well as the following weekend we suggest you keep a close eye on festival's Facebook page.
We also suggest you buy your ticket now, as advanced tickets are priced at just £6 and will get you entry to ALL of the festival's shows across the two weeks - you really can’t go wrong with so much live music and a very high potential to find your new favourite band in the process!