Skip to main content

Sage Gateshead


No Ticket Required


Words Weekend 2019

NARC. takeover


No Ticket Required



NARC. Magazine takeover the Words Weekend concourse stage to present the cutting-edge homegrown talent they’re most excited about. Come hear sets from local artists experimenting with lyrical storytelling across folk, rap and…semi-operatic electronica!

Faithful Johannes classes his music as ‘barely rap’; possessing deft lyrical skills and a musicality which is both varied and idiosyncratic, Johannes is a pioneering live performer

The Black Sheep Frederick Dickens conceptualise the life and legacy of Charles Dickens’ wastrel brother using darkly cinematic electronica and unhinged baritone vocals. Their performances are thrillingly unpredictable, don’t miss them!

Me Lost Me, aka Newcastle’s Jayne Dent, creates utterly entrancing electronic pop music which folk song traditions. Having been described as making a ‘brilliant perculiar noise’ by BBC Radio 6Music’s Tom Robinson, she’s a singularly unique talent.

NARC. Magazine is the independent guide to alternative music and culture for the North East. Passionate about North East culture, the original and forward-thinking magazine and website aims to showcase the best in music, art, literature, comedy, film, theatre and more

More Info:

Start: 4pm
Venue: Concourse

As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.

Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.

We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members,  some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces.  Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]