Hit The North/Meet the North: Preview
From Friday the 4th of May 'til Sunday the 6th of May, Newcastle City Centre is going to be absolutely swamped with avid music fans, fantastic musicians and some great tunes.
It seems like the second year of Hit The North has approached 2018 slowly, but now it's time for things to really kick off, and oh my are we excited!
With a fresh lineup, this year we can expect to see a lot of well-known names. Such as Ratboy, The Pale White, Cabbage, The Horrors, The Magic Gang, Circa Waves, Peace, Tom Grennan, Pale Waves and bucket loads more.
There's something that everyone will love, and something that everyone can groove to.
Hit The North's sister event, Meet The North, takes place on Saturday the 5th, to open the weekend in an impressive fashion. From 2:00pm, local bands will be taking over the city and hosting intimate, riveting performances to please our ears.
Meet The North hosts a number of emerging bands to showcase and promote their music, in the hopes of helping them showcase their talent to labels and make vital connections. Whereas Hit The North, which is taking place on the Sunday, is generally for slightly more established bands . Plus with the warm-up opening parties happening on the evening of Friday the 4th, you get a taster of what the weekend's music will hold.
Venues from every corner of Newcastle will be taking part in this year's festival.
With the likes of the O2 Academy, Boiler Shop, Riverside, Think Tank, the Cathedral, the Town Wall, and the Mining Institute being among the larger venues. Meanwhile O2 Academy2, Think Tank Underground, Jumpin' Jacks, the Bridge Hotel, Mining Institure Library, Brewdog and Box Social, are some of the more intimate venues this year.
£12.50 for all day Saturday the 5th (Meet The North)
£30 for all day Sunday the 6th (Hit The North)
£50 for all weekend tickets (Meet The North and Hit The North and the Opening Party)
£15 for Friday the 4th opening party
The lineups this year can only mean that our festival of the North is going from strength to strength, and I have no doubt that it will carry on for years to come.
You really have to be there!