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Monday 24 February: 8.50am – 8.15pm

Tuesday 25 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Wednesday 26 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 27 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Friday 28 February: 8.15am – 11pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 7.15pm

We’re a public building, and everyone’s welcome. Come and say hello!
Please note last entry to the building is 30 minutes before closing.

Box Office

Monday 24 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 25 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 26 February: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday 27 February: 12pm – 8pm

Friday 28 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 8pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 6pm

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

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Monday 24 February: Closed

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Wednesday 26 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Thursday 27 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Friday 28 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

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 →  News  →  Singer-songwriter and activist named as headline act for Folk on the Tyne Festival 2019

Singer-songwriter and activist named as headline act for Folk on the Tyne Festival 2019

Posted on 27 February 2019

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Sage Gateshead has announced legendary singer-songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg as the headline act at this year’s Folk on the Tyne Festival on Saturday 27 July.

The annual festival, which brings some of the best folk acts from around the world to the south bank of the Tyne, has previously welcomed The Young ‘Uns, The Unthanks, and The Wilsons, as well as a host of workshops and performances.

Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. Honoured with the PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music award at the Ivor Novello awards in May 2018, he is regarded a valuable statesman.

 

Among the former Saturday Boy’s albums are his punk-charged debut Life’s a Riot, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don’t Try This at Home, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, his stripped-down tenth, Tooth and Nail, and Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad, with Joe Henry.

 

The intervening three-and-a-half decades have been marked by a number one hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Leftfield at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick with a Cabinet minister in the House of Commons cafeteria, being mentioned in Bob Dylan’s memoir, writing two non-fiction books (the second, Roots, Radicals & Rockers, was shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book award) and meeting the Queen.

 

Folk on the Tyne is an experience for all folk fans, bringing together established and new artists, both traditional and contemporary in style.

Amy Leach, Folkworks Producer at Sage Gateshead said: “We are pleased to welcome Billy Bragg, an artist that uses the full power of folk music and song writing to tell vital and relevant stories, to headline Folk on the Tyne. . We know that the audience will be excited to hear his music and what he has to say.

“We have lots of other exciting acts to announce in the coming weeks, and we’re looking forward to hosting another fantastic festival that celebrates the breadth and depth of our fantastic folk scene.”

Tickets for Billy Bragg go on sale 10am Thursday 28 February from www.sagegateshead.com.

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Notes to editor:

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is an international music centre and renowned conference and event venue located in the North East of England. It is for artists, for audiences, for the North and for the long term.

Its concert programme incorporates all kinds of local, regional and international music and runs all year round. Music-making and learning activity takes place not only in the building but across the region.

As a charity, the support it receives helps to ensure everyone in the community can experience the joys of music.