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Saturday 25th November

The Wytches

The Wytches are an English rock band formed in 2011 in Peterborough, and now based in Brighton. The band consists of singer-songwriter Kristian Bell, drummer Gianni Honey, bassist Daniel Rumsey and keyboadist/guitarist Mark Breed.

Ticket: £10 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Sunday 26th November

Jaws

Jaws are an English indie pop band formed in Birmingham, England in 2012 after singer Connor Schofield had posted a demo online that received enough positive feedback to encourage him to start a band with friends from Halesowen College. They have often been identified as part of the Digbeth-based B-Town scene and hotly tipped as ones to watch.

JAWS new album ‘Simplicity’ featuring ‘Cast’, ‘Right In Front Of Me’, ‘What We Haven’t Got Yet’ & ‘Just A Boy’ available now.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Friday 1st December

Break Stuff – “Rage Against The Bizkit” Special

Newcastle. After a smash debut we are pleased to bring you one of our most popular specials.

BREAK STUFF : A NIGHT OF NU-METAL NOSTALGIA ‘RAGE AGAINST THE BIZKIT’ SPECIAL

1 HOUR OF RATM VS LIMP BIZKIT FROM 11.30-12.30

PLUS

EXPECT TO HEAR:
Limp Bizkit | Linkin Park | Deftones | A Perfect Circle | Kid Rock | Alien Ant Farm | Puddle of Mudd | Spineshank | Creed | Amen | Coal Chamber | Slipknot | Korn | Godsmack | Bloodhound Gang | Incubus | Papa Roach | System Of A Down | Dry Kill Logic | Rage Againt The Machine | Crazy Town | Soulfly | Mushroomhead | Andrew WK | Soil | Hed P.E | Staind | Ill Nino | Autonomy | Sepultura | Static X | Rival Schools | 36 Crazyfists | Drowning Pool | Marilyn Manson | Avenged Sevenfold | Saliva | Static X | P.O.D | Fear Factory | Rob Zombie and many more

PLUS:

Classic ‘Attitude Era’ Wrestling Cinema

– Classic PPVs from the Attitude Era of wrestling on the big screen

Retro Games

Ticket: £7 Buy Now
Doors: 23:00
Age: 18+

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Friday 1st December

Better Days Christmas Show

RIVERSIDE – £5 ADV/£7 OTD – FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER – 7PM

Better Days will be playing Riverside in their biggest headline show to date, rounding out a 2017 which has seen them open the Slam Dunk Rock Sound Breakout Stage and play alongside the likes of Seaway, Trash Boat, Broadside, WSTR, Boston Manor, Homebound, The Gospel Youth, Milestones and more. Support comes from Holding Out and Glasswire.

BETTER DAYS
http://www.facebook.com/wearebetterdays

Support from –
HOLDING OUT
http://www.facebook.com/holdingoutband
GLASSWIRE
http://www.facebook.com/glasswireband

Ticket: £5 Buy Now
Doors: 19.00
Age: 14+

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Saturday 2nd December

Angelic Upstarts & UK Subs

Angelic Upstarts are an English punk rock/Oi! band formed in South Shields in 1977. The band espoused an anti-fascist and socialist working class philosophy, and have been associated with the skinhead subculture. More than two decades after its release, their debut single, “The Murder Of Liddle Towers”, was included in Mojo magazine’s list of the best punk rock singles of all time.

With 2016 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, late in 1976.

Ticket: £14.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Friday 8th December

Bad Manners

Bad Manners are coming to Riverside Newcastle on Friday the 8th of December 2017!!

Lace up your boots, pull up your braces and get ready to party with Buster and the boys, as the one and only Bad Manners celebrate a riotous history of unbeatable ska and 2 Tone hits. Come and get your skanking fix from no less than nine studio albums and all the hits from ‘Lip Up Fatty’ to ‘My Girl Lollipop’.

Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Saturday 9th December

Alphadog Family Christmas Tour

Alstar Music and Alphadog Management present a DOUBLE HEADLINE TOUR with RoadTrip and HRVY!

The Alphadog Family Christmas Tour goes on sale FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER and heads across the UK in the lead up to Christmas.

Tickets are priced at:

£20 for Standard.
£40 for M&G – which is for a M&G with BOTH Road Trip & HRVY after the show, plus a ticket into the show itself
£50 for VIP – which is for an hour with BOTH Road Trip & HRVY before the show, plus a ticket into the show itself

All shows are 8+, with under 14s needing a parent/guardian to accompany them. (Parents/guardians only need a standard ticket to accompany under 14s into M&G sessions)

VIP tickets are STRICTLY limited.

Breakdown of show timings:

Doors open 2pm, show finishes approx 4pm, with M&G’s taking place 4pm to 6pm.

Early VIP Ticket holders: Doors open 1pm, VIP time ends 2pm, show finishes approx 4pm

Ticket: £20 Buy Now
Doors: 14:00
Age: 8+

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Sunday 10th December

Knuckle Puck

Hailing from the southernmost suburbs of the Windy City, Chicago-based pop-punk unit Knuckle Puck formed in 2011 around the talents of John Siorek (drums), Joe Taylor (vocals), Nick Casasanto (guitar/vocals), Ryan Rumchaks (bass), and Kevin Maida (guitar). Specializing in a muscular and melodic blend of old-school punk rock and emo that’s drawn comparisons to bands like the Wonder Years, the Story So Far, and Rise Against!

Support comes from Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy and Movements!

Ticket: £11.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Saturday 16th December

HFTD Fest – Chester Bennington Memorial

N2BF Promotions and Empathy Promotions are proud to announce that Hope For The Day Festival will be taking place at Riverside, Newcastle on December 16th 2017.

13 bands. 10 hours of non stop unsigned heavy music in support of Hope For The Day, in memory of Chester Bennington.

Line-up:

CABIN BOY JUMPED SHIP

ON HOLLOW GROUND

OCTOBER ENDS

ALTOSTRATUS

ARKDOWN

SWORN TO SECRECY

A PLEA, A PROMISE

BEARERS OF THE DIVIDE

WHEN HOPE FAILS

IVORY FIRE

ISOLATE THE WITNESS

DEFECTOR

WITHDRONES

Each band will be covering a Linkin Park song in co-operation with the ‘Empathy Records – Chester Bennington Memorial Album’.

£10 a Ticket

£15.00 On The Door.

All proceeds go to Hope For The Day suicide prevention and mental health awareness charity.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 12:00
Age: 14+

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Sunday 17th December

Christmas with Boy Jumps Ship

GET READY TO STEP INTO CHRISTMAS WITH BOY JUMPS SHIP!

Hailing from the North East, Boy Jumps Ship are a gang of working class lads playing anthemic, guitar-led alt-rock laden with honesty and integrity. This is a band that inspires hopes and dreams; writing and playing music about real life, they instantly connect with their audience.
The band have gained a reputation for being one of the most energetic, passionate and exuberant live bands around, captivating crowds with their melodic choruses and their heavy-hitting riffs. Grafting hard since their formation, they honed their electrifying live show touring the UK and Europe with Arcane Roots, We Are The Ocean, Canterbury, Don Broco and Maximo Park, amongst others.

All ticket money and profits will be donated to the ‘Chloe & Liam Together Forever Trust.’

Supports to be announced soon…
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Chloe & Liam Together Forever Trust.

Mission Statement- “To inspire and support others to achieve and reach their full potential through the love of Sport and Performance”.

“On the 22nd May 2017 Chloe Rutherford 17 and Liam Curry 19, girlfriend and boyfriend, totally in love were murdered in the atrocity of the Manchester bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.
We as families have set up this Trust to honour our kids through what they loved most and hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and achieve their goals . We hope to be able to help others for such things as auditions, exams, coaching qualifications, travel expenses to name but a few and to reach our goal of paying a full time teacher to be able to supply the teaching of singing lessons and musical instruments training at subsided costing for all.” Lisa Rutherford, Chloe’s mother.

Ticket: £5 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Saturday 13th January

For Those About To Rock

FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK !!!!

LIVEWIRE AC/DC V’s LIMEHOUSE LIZZY

Livewire the AC/DC Show

The unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll. Both Bon and Brian are present on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember and with the Rhythm section ‘locked in’ the freedom of the stage and the music is given to Simon as Angus Young who
gives an uncanny performance with meticulous detail in appearance, energy and his note for note heartfelt renditions in a night of bedevilled Rock and Roll.
The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit

after hit, and you are expected to join in ! There’ll also be one or two gems thrown in for the aficionados! We’d be hung, drawn and quartered if we didn’t play all the classics, Back
in Black, Rosie, Highway to hell are
all there, and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. If by this time you are still standing…we salute you! Long Live AC/DC, Long Live LIVE/WIRE

LIMEHOUSE LIZZY
From PRS Official awards, performing for Virgin Atlantic in Barbados and tv appearances (BBC 2’s ‘Arena’ amongst others) to actually being recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy enter their 21st year with their most explosive show and critically-acclaimed lineup yet.
Despite international tours (UAE, Germany and previously USA, Scandinavia, Caribbean etc), corporate clients (Mitsubishi, NatWest etc) and even book appearances (The Rocker, Send In The Clones), they’ve shoehorned this, their third co-headline tour with tribute giants Livewire, into their usual exhausting year-round schedule. The Boys Are Back!

Ticket: £20 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 23rd January

Motionless in White

An industrial city situated in Northeastern Pennsylvania, you could say Scranton quietly prides itself on a tried-and-true Rust Belt blue-collar work ethic.

For their fourth full-length album and first for Roadrunner Records Graveyard Shift, Motionless In White—Chris Motionless [Vocals], Ricky Horror [Guitar], Ryan Sitkowski [Guitar], Ghost [Bass], and Vinny Mauro [Drums]—dug into the roots of their hometown’s pervasive attitude.

“We’re a band that came out of the small town blue-collar spirit,” affirms Chris. “We put ten years into growing this and working hard to do what we love the most. We look forward to putting in another ten. Both the area we come from and the fan base brought us to this point. Graveyard Shift is all about that work ethic. It’s been instilled in us. Early on, we realized if you give the time and effort to chase a dream, it’s possible to achieve it by the sheer amount of drive and passion you have.”

Ticket: £17 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Saturday 27th January

The Pale White

The hometown boys are back with their biggest headline show to date! The Pale White have come a long way in almost a year since last playing at The Cluny with 3 singles, an EP, and a years worth of unbelievable shows and festivals later the boys are back where they belong, Newcastle!

Ticket: £8 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Saturday 3rd February

Dead Boys

Still Loud, Still Snotty

Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz Revive the Dead Boys for a New Album celebrating 40 Years of Punk Power

As one of the first and greatest American punk bands, the Dead Boys never played by the rules. It should be no surprise that on the 40th anniversary of their landmark debut album, Young, Loud and Snotty, they stage — not a reunion, not a revival, but something just as loud and just as snotty.

“There was never a big plan to do a reunion,” original Dead Boys drummer Johnny Blitz says. “It just all fell into place. When we started out it was just Cheetah, and I in my parent’s basement, so now we’re back together with a few extra guys.”

“It’s never going to change with me and Blitz,” Dead Boys co-founder Cheetah Chrome adds. “Put us in a room together, and we’re right there ready to play.”

Playing the hell out of rock’n’roll is exactly what Chrome and Blitz have been doing, together and separately for more than 40 years. That’s evident in every note of Still Snotty: Young, Loud and Snotty at 40!, the newly released celebration album available on Plowboy Records. Not intended as a remake or replacement, it’s two of the original Dead Boys to revisiting classic songs with new players, while maintaining the same spit in your eye snarl of the original band.

Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 6th February

Therion

Therion was formed in Upplands Väsby (a suburb to Stockholm, Sweden) in 1987 by Christofer Johnsson, under the name ”Blitzkrieg”. Chris was at that time playing the bass and did the vocals. The line-up consisted besides him of Peter Hansson on guitar and Oskar Forss on drums.

Ticket: £20.00 Buy Now
Doors: 18:30
Age: 14+

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Friday 9th February

Marmozets

Marmozets are not what you would call shy. This explosive, dynamic family quintet from Bingley in Yorkshire are tearing up the rock music rule book aMarmozets are not what you would call shy. This explosive, dynamic family quintet from Bingley in Yorkshire are tearing up the rock music rule book and rewriting it from the ground up. Inspired by the technical ferocity of bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta and The Chariot, Marmozets blend this with their own chaotic live show and epic melodies to create a truly inimitable blend of math rock, hardcore and post-punk. A head on collision of two families, the Bottomley brothers have been joined by the MacIntyre siblings since the tender age of 14, making for an ultra-tight and devastatingly technical unit.nd rewriting it from the ground up. Inspired by the technical ferocity of bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta and The Chariot, Marmozets blend this with their own chaotic live show and epic melodies to create a truly inimitable blend of math rock, hardcore and post-punk. A head on collision of two families, the Bottomley brothers have been joined by the MacIntyre siblings since the tender age of 14, making for an ultra-tight and devastatingly technical unit.

Ticket: £13.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Friday 16th February

The Go! Team

Formed in Brighton in 2000, The Go! Team are an incredible tour de force that combines a plethora of influences into their intelligent set. With everything from noise rock to hip-hop and Bollywood to dance, this could be one of the most interesting sets of 2018. Don’t miss out!

Ticket: £16.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 28th February

Stone Broken

Stone Broken are back in the Toon on February 28th to play Riverside. The four-piece rock band from Walsall released their debut album, ‘All In Time’, last year, and are expected to release their sophomore album next year.

Founded in 2013, Stone Broken had to wait till 2016 for their break out year. As well as releasing their long-awaited debut they received the runners-up award for Best New Band at the Planet Rock Awards. This kickstarted what is expected to be a successful career for Stone Broken, and opened up opportunities this year such as touring with some of their musical heroes, including Living Colour.

Stone Broken turned a lot of heads with their first LP and created a loyal fanbase who are chomping at the bit for the 2nd edition. They have developed the belief and confidence any young band needs and perform with a subtle swagger. They are not getting ahead of themselves but they recognise the talent and potential they possess.

Bringing us back to the 2000s, some have compared the quartet to Nickelback, however, they definitely pack more of a punch and possess more edge than the Canadians, and there are no plans for Stone Broken to fade away anytime soon. Their huge sound is destined for arenas and one day their time will come. For now, howev, r they’ll have to settle for more intimate settings such as Riverside, Newcastle. See it for yourself on February 28th, 2018.

Ticket: £13.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Saturday 3rd March

Paul Draper

Former Mansun Official frontman Paul Draper brings his solo outing to Riverside. Off the back of his debit album “Spooky Action”, expect modern twists on britpop meets indie-rock throughout his headline set.

Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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Friday 23rd March

Back in the Day – 5ive & 911

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, Alstar Music are proud to present

🎉 BACK IN THE DAY FEATURING 5ive & 911 in NEWCASTLE🎉

911 – Lee, Jimmy & Spike and 5ive – Scott, Ritchie & Sean are heading to Glasgow & hitting Riverside Newcastle stage to give you all a night of 90s boyband nostalgia!!

There will be LIMITED 911 ONLY meet & greet tickets available. 5ive will NOT be attending the meet & greet session.

Tickets go on sale FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER at 7pm via Alstar Music – www.alstarmusic.co.uk

☆☆☆ SHOW TIMES: ☆☆☆

911 M&G will take place at 5pm
Doors for the show open at 7pm
Show curfew 10pm

Ticket: £30.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 18+

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Saturday 7th April

Urban Voodoo Machine

The Urban Voodoo Machine is a collective of shadowy, London based, ne’er do wells, led by Norwegian born songwriter/frontman Paul-Ronney Angel. Featuring up to twelve musicians at any given time, The ‘Machine mash-up guitars, twin drumers, fiddle, trumpet, tuba, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, harmonicas, saxophone, sousaphone and even empty bottles and tie racks to create their unique brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll.

Ticket: £14.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:00
Age: 14+

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