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Generator Live Fringe – Curated by The Futureheads

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 Mackem legends The Futureheads will take place at much loved local venue Pop Recs on Friday 18th August. 

The Line Up Includes:

  • Hector Gannet
  • The Early Purple
  • The Samphires
  • James Leonard Hewitson

Having first emerged at the start of the ’00s amidst a burgeoning swarm of guitar bands, Sunderland quartet The Futureheads, with their proud regional accents and spiky, playful sensibilities, stuck out from the off. Over the following decade, meanwhile, the band – comprised of vocalists and guitarists Barry Hyde and Ross Millard, bassist David ‘Jaff’ Craig and drummer Dave Hyde – amassed five critically-acclaimed albums, headlined countless tours and earned an NME Single of the Year accolade for their iconic cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Hounds of Love’.

Ross Millard from The Futureheads commented

“The NE music scene is the most eclectic it’s ever been, and we’re pleased to be involved in bringing some great bands to Pop Recs as part of the Generator Live Fringe. We’re in a region with a strong culture of artists doing their own thing – not getting caught up in the industry rat-race. It means that the bands usually sound unique and have some proper personality”

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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