Festivals Brooke Bentham, Bill Ryder-Jones & more set for Newcastle’s Tipping Point Live

Brooke Bentham, Bill Ryder-Jones & more set for Newcastle’s Tipping Point Live

The new North Eastern festival is set to take place across various venues this June.

Brooke Bentham, Bill Ryder-Jones and more have been announced for the new Newcastle-based festival Tipping Point Live.

The new music festival, which is set to take place across various venues in the city, will also play host to the likes of Vanderbilt, Many Moons and Martha Hill.

The event will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June, in venues such as The Cluny, The Tyne Bar, The Cumberland Arms and the Star and Shadow Cinema.

The line-up for this year’s first year comes co-curated by Generator and the likes of international record producer Bernard Butler, Maximo Park’s Paul Smith and The Futureheads’ Barry Hyde.

Speaking of the new event, Tipping Point Live’s organiser, Charlie Dancer, has said: “We are all hugely excited to bring you the first Tipping Point Live Festival artist line-up, with two of my personal favourites in songwriting genius Bill Ryder Jones and South Shields legend-in-waiting Brooke Bentham.

“After running Evolution Emerging Festival for 10 years (with myself directly involved for the last three years), we at Generator felt it was time to refresh our approach and bring something a little different to Newcastle’s cultural hotspot, the Ouseburn Valley.

“Tipping Point Live will play host to a right eclectic mix; we’ve got Ambient, we’ve got Experimental jazz, we’ve got Art-Rock, Garage Indie, Folk, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop, Bass Music, Grime, Disco – it’s going to be the most expansive display of what the North-East has under our sleeves the region has ever seen!”

Tickets for Tipping Point Live are on sale now for £15.

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