The event, which runs from October 24-31, will take place at two venues in the city, The University Of Newcastle and The Riverside.
The full line-up at the University is Super Furry Animals, GORKY’S ZYGOTIC MYNCI, CLINIC (October 26), BLUETONES, Gomez and Six By Seven (27), Stereophonics, HEFNER and special guest act tbc (28) and Fatboy Slim, FREESTYLERS and DUB PISTOLS (29).
At The Riverside, it’s ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and TIGER(26), TERRORVISION and 3 COLOURS RED (27), GENE and MAGOO (28), PLASTIKMAN and WAGON CHRIST (29), plus FAITHLESS and THE ALOOF (30) as part of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show. MOGWAI, CAMPAG VELOCET and FC KAHUNA also play Upstairs At The Riverside on October 29 as part of Mary Anne Hobb’s Breezeblock show and a club night featuring DJs such as Judge Jules and Danny Rampling is being held at the Newcastle Telewest Arena on October 24 as part of the Essential Mix.
Other events include a new local band night hosted by Steve Lamacq, a local talent ‘fringe festival’, an unsigned band competition and a host of seminars and educational talks about the music business.
For tickets, ring the NME 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1212500, calls charged at national standard rate. For more information, call 0894 886633 (calls charged at 25p a minute) or go to the Sound City website.