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Live music is back – Here are 13 gigs happening this week

From Newcastle’s first rave to rocking out with Royal Blood, celebrate your first week of freedom right.

Written by High Life North
Published 17.07.2021

MONDAY 19TH JULY

Patrick Topping, Elliot Adamson BTB Meg Ward 

Celebrate Freedom Day with our very own North Shields local, Patrick Topping. Bringing disco, techno and just overall good vibes, get those dancing shoes back on after a year of hibernation.

HLN top tip: Make sure you have the rest of Monday booked off work!

Starts: 00:01 am

Digital, 1 Times Square, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, NE1 4EP

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TUESDAY 20TH JULY

Hector Gannet and Nadedja

 North Shields-born singer/songwriter Aaron Duff, and his bandh Hector Gannet are back performing in their hometown alongside emerging artist Nadedja, who will be performing her brilliant blend of Brazilian roots and alt-pop and RnB influences.

Starts: 7pm

The Engine Room, The Old Maltings Building, North Shields

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THURSDAY 22ND JULY 

Royal Blood

BRIT award winners Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher are back in the Toon. Over lockdown, the rock duo has been busy – releasing single’s Trouble’s Coming and Typhoons – and now they’re ready to perform to fans live for the first time at the O2 Academy Newcastle.

HLN top tip: Be sure to get your tickets quick as there’s limited availability left!

Starts: 7pm

O2 Academy Newcastle, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW

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Georgia May

Newcastle’s very own soul vocalist and songwriter is back, and we can’t wait to hear her breath-taking voice once again at Newcastle’s Hoochie Coochie.  Best of all, this gig is free.

Starts: 7pm

Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6SF

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FRIDAY 23RD JULY

Urban Kingdom – 10 Years Celebration Party 

Video platform Urban Kingdom started in a flat in Newcastle back in 2011. 10 years later, after collaborations in over 20 countries and having musicians that have sold over 200 million records, they’re putting on their first-ever live event in the Toon,

We’re treated to performances from four female North East talents: singer-songwriter Lizzie Esau, Georgia May, Phibi, and Abi Nyxx.

Starts: 7pm

The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ

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Bass Jamz – A Fresh Energy w/ Chris Stussy

Dance the night away into the early hours of the morning at Cosmic Ballroom’s first post-lockdown event. After all, what better way to celebrate your first night out than with uplifting beats from Bass Jamz?

Starts: 10pm

Cosmic Ballroom, 20A Stowell Street, Newcastle, NE1 4XQ, 10:00pm

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Ben Nicky and Friends

Back in Digi with one of England’s best sound systems belting out the biggest house and dance tunes from Ben Nicky and Friends – what’s not to love?

Starts: 10pm

Digital, 1 Times Square, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, NE1 4EP

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Discography… A Night at Studio 54

Bust your best disco moves with Discography. One of the hottest live 9-piece bands from the North East. For party people who wanna get down to the funkiest sounds.

Starts: 7pm

Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6SF

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SATURDAY 24TH JULY

Us and Them -– Erol Alkan and Man Power

It’s time to get back onto the World HQ dancefloor and bust those moves to Erol Alkan and Man Power. A year is just too long without dancing.

Starts: 11.59pm

World Headquarters, Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Square, East Newcastle, NE1 6UF

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Serious Sam Barrett and Holy Moly & The Crackers

It’s time to feel good again. As part of this year’s The Globe Summer Festival, innovative and fiery-folk rockers Holy Moly & The Crackers are supported by folk and country singer/songwriter Serious Sam Barret to give us those good time vibes that we need so desperately after such a dull year.

Starts: 7pm

The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle, NE4 7AD

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SUNDAY 25TH JULY

Return of the Patter Part 3

Sunday, fun day right? Rock bands Midnight Chic, The Samphires, and Crux round off Little Buildings’ first weekend back in over a year and a half. 

Starts: 7pm

The Little Buildings, 3-5 Stepney Bank, Newcastle, NE1 2PW

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Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat

What better way to relax on Sunday than with a cinematic quintet led by saxophonist and composer Emma Johnson? The group has been described as playing ‘a relaxed, melodic and distinctive style of contemporary jazz’ – perfect Sunday vibes, basically.

Starts: 5:30pm

Bobiks, The Punch Bowl, 125 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 1JY

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