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Generator Live Fringe – Curated by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

A series of intimate fringe gigs, curated by local music legends in Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees and the Ouseburn.

We’ve teamed up with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Futureheads and Paul Smith from Maximo Park to curate a series of fringe gigs, powered by Signature Brew in the run up to Generator Live 2023.

We’ve teamed up with local music legends Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Futureheads and Paul Smith to curate a series of intimate August gigs in their home towns across the North East in the run up to Generator Live 2023.

Our stage curated by Newcastle based rock band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs will take place at much loved Ouseburn Valley venue The Tyne Bar in Newcastle on Saturday 12th August. 

The Line Up Includes:

  • Dawn Terry
  • Ceitidh Mac
  • Reali-T
  • Leon Maddy
  • Smote
  • TV Death
  • Waves of Dread

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are a rock band formed and based in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2012. Their debut album ‘Feed the Rats’ was released on UK label Rocket Recordings in 2017. ‘Land of Sleeper’, the band’s fourth studio album, was released in February 2023 and supported by extensive UK, European and North American touring. Their four critically acclaimed studio albums have received positive reviews in Mojo, Uncut, The Guardian, Loud & Quiet, Pitchfork, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, The Line of Best Fit and Louder Than War. They have been added to the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist 7 times and have played festivals across the UK, Europe and US including Glastonbury, SXSW, 6 Music Festival, Oya, Levitation, Green Man, End of the Road, Supersonic, Arctangent, 2000 Trees, Latitude, Sideways, Victorious, Raw Power, Desertfest, Psych Fest and Lindisfarne.  

They are Matthew Baty, Sam Grant, John-Michael Hedley, Ewan Mackenzie, Adam Ian Sykes. 

Sam Grant from Pigsx7 commented:

“The North East music scene is such a good community to be a part of. We’re constantly getting excited about new and old artists alike, and the music that’s coming out of the region has a real sense of originality and identity. On top of that there’s a genuine feeling of support and appreciation between artists which, I think, helps push the confidence and creativity forward. We’re definitely lucky to have grown up as a band here.” 

Selected from our open call applications and powered by Signature Brew – these gigs will showcase the best emerging talent the North East has to offer throughout August in the run up to the big day at Boiler Shop on 16th September. Line Up Announcements Coming Soon!

If you can’t make the festival in September, you can book tickets to the individual fringe gigs on a ‘pay what you can’ basis too!

Grab your tickets here

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