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We’ve released some restricted view tickets on Level 2 & 3 – they’re available now by calling 0191 443 4661.
Simon Green aka Bonobo is back with his sixth album – the masterful, magisterial Migration – is a record which cements his place in the very highest echelons of electronic music and beyond.
By turns lush, manic, beautiful, melancholy, joyful, packed with both emotion and technical skill, this is perhaps his most ambitious attempt yet to capture the very textures of human existence in his work, as Green says of the broad dynamics on the album, “Life has highs, lows, loud and quiet moments, beautiful ones and ugly ones. Music is a reflection of life.”
Bonobo’s last album, The North Borders, went Top 30 in the UK and was number 1 in the electronic charts in both the US and UK. In support, his 12-piece collective (over an 18 month period) played 175 shows across four continents and 30 countries, wowing a total audience of around 2 million people. In fact, Songkick reckoned him to be amongst the most travelled artists on the planet that year.
Over the course of five albums for the legendary label Ninja Tune, a myriad of tours, singles, remixes and production work for other artists, Bonobo has built a large, loyal and engaged global fanbase: over half a million album sales and over one hundred and fifty million streams on Spotify point to the levels of success achieved by this quiet, self-effacing man.
7.30pm – 8pm: Daktyl
8pm – 8.30pm: Interval
8.30pm – 10.30pm: Bonobo
Please note timings subject to change.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.
Sage Gateshead welcomes some of the finest indie and alternative rock bands from across the world.