TUSK Festival 2020
The internationally renowned TUSK Festival returns to celebrate its 10th edition this October, once again bringing its uniquely diverse programme of adventurous international music to the North East of England. Born in 2011, the annual editions of the festival have grown in stature and adventure over a decade, bringing artists from over 30 countries to the North East, most visiting the region/UK for the first time, as well as bringing new audiences to a wealth of underground UK artists and bringing major leftfield artists such as Terry Riley, Magma, London Contemporary Orchestra, Moor Mother, The Necks and others to the region for rare North East appearances.
TUSK also has an extensive online video archive of over 100 recorded performances collectively approaching half a million views and has been described by The Guardian as “a multi-sensory showcase of sonic adventures” and by The Quietus as “One of the finest – and friendliest – expressions of underground and experimental music culture in these islands”.
Continuing its partnership with Sage Gateshead, TUSK again makes full use of the landmark building, its flexible public spaces and truly high-end production values to showcase a TUSK 2020 line-up that is as bold and exciting as ever. Once more, alongside a truly eclectic and international music menu and TUSK’s trademark slew of UK debuts, festival-goers can again enjoy the festival’s renowned film programme, exhibitions, talks, installations, interactions and more.