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Tuesday 1st August

Steve Harris – British Lion

Rock Royalty lands once again at Riverside in the form of Steve Harris !!!

Iron Maiden’s bass player, founder member and leader, Steve Harris takes temporary leave from his Maiden activities to concentrate on his solo/side project British Lion. Last time they came to Riverside it was a sensational show and no doubt it will be the same again!

They land on our stage this August!

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Friday 10th November

Forever Amy

‘Forever Amy’ is a stunning new retrospective show celebrating the music and live performances of Amy Winehouse. The show features Amy’s original band, with the incredible Alba Plano as Amy and is the most authentic re-imaging of the Amy Winehouse phenomena ever seen.

Audiences will be taken on a journey through Amy’s musical catalogue with the musicians who knew her best and helped create her timeless sound. Featuring beautiful lights, staging and filmed interviews, this show will be an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world.

Tickets available Thursday the 14th at 9am

Ticket: £22.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Friday 29th September

VEGA

VEGA are heading out on tour!!

Nick had this to say “We can’t wait to get out there a play a full headline show for VEGA fans. We have made a lot of new friends since Who We Are was released last year and this is going to be the perfect way to sign off that album before we hit the studio for V5. We are going to be playing songs from all 4 albums including songs not played live before. We are looking forward to seeing you guys and girls out there. Bring your singing voices, we have some “woh woh’s” and “hey hey’s” to sing together!”

Tickets available now!

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Thursday 27th April

Meet The North

As Part of Newcastle’s biggest Inner City Festival HIT THE NORTH we are delighted to present our pre party MEET THE NORTH.

Showcasing the best new music from the North of the UK and headlined by Newcastle’s most consistent export LITTLE COMETS, MEET THE NORTH will take place across some of the cities best loved venues.

Riverside, Think Tank, Jumpin Jacks, Underground, Pink Lane Coffee and The Town Wall will all be taking part in Meet the North hosting the following bands.

Little Comets
Shields
Model Aeroplanes
Avalanche Party
Glass Caves
Clay
Trash
Life
The Van T’s
Cassia
Be Charlotte
Caro
The Old Pink House
The Hubbards
Team Picture
Rory Butler
La Bete Blooms
Dose
Shamu
Llovers
Future Horizons
Larkins
Weakdaze
Keiandra
Plastic Mermaids
Blesh
The Golden Age of TV
Susan
A Festival A Parade

Tickets are free with a Hit The North Ticket or £10 in advance.

More info and schedules to follow!

Ticket: £10 // Free with Hit The North Ticket Buy Now
Doors: 18:00
Age: 14+

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Friday 28th April

Hit The North

Riverside Newcastle is delighted to be a part of Hit The North this year and what a fantastic line up we have on our stage!

We have the fantastic A Festival, A Parade, An alternative rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Since their formation in late 2015, the four-piece have already been widely championed by the people of the North and further afield, who have taken a shine to their unique blend of energetic, dark, intricate and melodic rock.

Next up are Headclouds, formally known as High Tide 15:47 this is another local band from Newcastle.

Then its Ulrika Spacek, described as “One of the most stirring bands to come out of London in a while” – The 405, “An art rock monolith” – Earmilk and “Inspiring burst of melodious and discordant chunky-guitar indie-rock” – Stereogum

Following them are Fatherson, they know all about the slow build. It’s there in the band’s backstory – they’re young men, barely into their twenties, but their tale together is old, stretching back into a shared childhood. And it’s there in the trio’s music – beautiful, emotional, uplifting, well-wrought songs that take their time to do their magic. Songs that know you don’t need a rush and a push and the chorus is ours. That you don’t have to try so hard to move the masses. If you mean it, they will come.

Then we have VANT, they are a British indie rock band formed in 2014 by frontman and songwriter Mattie Vant. In 2015 they signed to Parlophone Records. The band came together in London, while Mattie was working at Dalston venue, Birthdays. Originally from Seaham, Mattie has played in various bands, formulating the style for VANT whilst living in Brighton.

Headlining the Riverside stage is Frightened Rabbit, After their sell out show in Riverside in December we cannot wait for them to grace our stage once more. You are currently reading about Frightened Rabbit. They are a band who live in Glasgow and have done for some time. They record in bedrooms, cupboards and kitchens. Anyone can be in Frightened Rabbit. They have played some live shows in this city, but want to meet people from other cities, in order that they can come and blow into tubes when they play live. Lets keep pop music alive by getting it out of that dress and into a sweater.

Following the main proceedings we are delighted to be hosting an afterparty with RISE Newcastle with Astroid Boys. Rising out of Cardiff’s unlikely CF10 area code, Astroid Boys have cultivated a movement that transcends multiple sub-cultures – a growth that defines them less as a band, and more as voice for the youth. Team RISE has hooked up with Hit The North festival to bring you the best after party in town! Get the best of all 3 rooms in one package for one night only as we take to the stage after the mighty Astroid Boys to bring you RISE:REMIXED! Not only will your Hit The North wristbands get you into the party for FREE you’ll get discounted entry into RISE the next day for those wanting to continue the party all weekend!

Get your tickets now!

Ticket: £32 Buy Now
Doors: 18:00
Age: 14+ // 18+ after 23:00

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