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Hivemind & Sarah Johnsone – Generator Live At This Is South Tyneside Festival

Enjoy music live from the South Shields Amphitheatre, programmed by Generator as part of This Is South Tyneside Festival

We are proud to present Generator Live At This Is South Tyneside Festival this June!

On Thursday 1st June we will enjoy performances from Hivemind and Sarah Johnsone, free outside at the South Shields Amphitheatre

The annual summer-long free South Tyneside Festival kicks off in June with our fantastic Live Music at the Amphitheatre events. This event is brought to you by South Tyneside Council as part of This is South Tyneside Festival summer programme. The programme is supported by Metro Radio, Greatest Hits Radio and sponsored by Colmans Seafood Temple, Colmans Fish and Chips, Minchella & Co, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Port of Tyne, Ramside Hall and South Tyneside Homes.

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Hivemind are a 4 piece rock band from Sunderland, UK. Having travelled around the country supporting bands such as The LaFontaines, My Vitriol, Fangclub, Dead!, Airways, Shaun Ryder, and Fearless Vampire Killers, Hivemind have secured a close knit community of fans. Supported by BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6 & Amazing Radio, Hivemind were hand picked by BBC Introducing to play This Is Tomorrow festival in Newcastle and had their song Knees & Toes added to the ‘Best of 2019’ BBC Introducing playlist.
Rising North East artist Sarah Johnsone’s alluring vocals may conjure the likes of Amy Winehouse with its loaded provocation and spacey vibe, but the Newcastle-based artist’s punchy sound has more in common with music makers Wet Leg, Siouxie and the Banshees and The Black Keys thanks to a defiantly angular alt. rock edge. 
 Debuting as a solo artist, and gaining serious plaudits for wistful single Tonight – from 60k Spotify streams and numerous editorial features, to being featured on the soundtrack to Frank Berry’s seething drama movie, Aisha – Johnsone’s trajectory saw her partner with a full band and enter full-blown anthemic indie rock territory on second release Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl, released via the TLR label, and perform at prestigious venues including Sage Gateshead and Ronnie Scott’s. 
 From timeless influences to modern inspirations and lyrics which are indicative of life for a young woman in the North East, the juxtaposition of soulful yet urgent sounds comes from an upbringing of eclectic listening habits which span jazz and soul to R&B and blues, merging with later influences which come from a distinctly punk aesthetic. Take the driving rhythms on live favourite Selfish Mind or the heavy bounce of Down by the River from Johnsone’s forthcoming EP, and an altogether more focused artist emerges – one who’s unafraid to set out her political opinions, and reveal songwriting which touches on social dynamics with an all-too-knowing wisdom which belies her years.

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