Wasteland Festival 2019
Having just hosted This Is Tomorrow Festival, Newcastle welcomes Wasteland Festival to the banks of the Tyne for a weekend of world-class music.
12 - 14 July 2019
Newcastle’s music scene continues to go from strength to strength as the city prepares to welcome another star-studded festival to the banks of the Tyne. Spillers Wharf is a renowned venue steeped in musical heritage, having hosted international artists such as Thirty Seconds To Mars and indie heroes Catfish and The Bottlemen in recent years.
This iconic venue is preparing to welcome Wasteland Festival through its gates for the first time! Kicking off proceedings on Friday is Bloc Party, who will be playing their critically acclaimed Silent Alarm album in full. The indie four-piece achieved a Mercury Prize nomination for their effort, so good intact that its regularly noted as one of the finest albums to be produced in the early 00s. Special guests Circa Waves join Imogen and Mystery Jets for a Friday of throwback rock!
Hometown hero Frank Turner brings his band The Sleeping Souls to the Tyne for adrenaline filled Saturday night. Arriving in the Toon after a series of high-profile appearances and an exclusive performance at the London 2012 Olympics, Turner promises an evening of high-octane punk rock!
Britpop icon and The Verve superstar Richard Ashcroft rounds up the festival Sunday night. Having released his fifth studio album Natural Rebel and toured around the UK, Ashcroft brings his feel-good melodies to the Tyne for an evening of unadulterated sing-a-long! He’s joined by New Order and former Joy Division bassist Peter Hook and Cumbrian natives British Sea Power.
Bringing some of the best music talent in the business to the Tyne, music fanatics can expect to see: Llovers, Louis Berry, Beans On Toast, Social Contract and Hot Milk to name a few. Head down to the river banks this July for a weekend of outstanding music.
Tickets from £37.50. wastelandncl.co.uk