Bank Holiday Weekend Gigs: The North East

By Samuel Lakin

23 May 2024

Bank Holidays present a perfect opportunity to get out and see some live music. For our readers from the North East, there’s plenty of great live gigs going on, so we at Feedback have picked out our favourite up and coming artists in your area. Get down and support local music in your area.

Friday 24 May Top Pick – Swan Nek (+NUJO and Phantom Bagman) @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle

What venue are they playing?

Events – Hoochie Coochie

54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6SF

How much is it? 

For only £5, you’ll be treated to a varied night of jazz, from traditional concert groups to jam bands – you’re sure to be swaying just as much as you’re bopping along to the funky tunes.

Doors are at 7:30PM, with stage starting a night full of fantastic music from 8PM onwards – and Coors are only £3 all night!

Social Media: 

Find out more about the groovy headline act here: SwanNek (@swan_nek) • Instagram photos and videos

Purchase tickets here: Swannek + support Tickets | Hoochie Coochie Newcastle Upon Tyne | Fri 24th May 2024 Lineup (

Saturday 25 May Top Pick – Crescent @ The Fisherman’s Arms, Hartlepool

What venue are they playing?

Southgate, The Headland, Hartlepool, TS24 0JJ

Welcome to the Fisherman’s Arms – The Fishermans Arms – The Fishermans Arms (

How much is it? 

The gig is completely free! With a mix of strong, standout originals and skilful prog. blues covers, Crescent are definitely a band to watch out for. Be sure to get down at 8:30PM to get ahead of the crowd and see what could be the next big band out of Hartlepool.

Social Media: Crescent 🌙 ( • Instagram photos and videos

Find out more about the four piece playing at the Fisherman here: 

Sunday 26 May Top Pick – Arthi Nachiappan @ Loft, Durham (courtesy of Snafu Events)

What venue are they playing?

Loft Nightclub

17 North Road, Durham, DH1 4SQ

Homepage – Loft Nightclub (

LOFT Durham 🪩 (@loftdurham) • Instagram photos and videos

How much is it? 

Get down to Loft in Durham on Sunday night from 11PM-2AM for what is sure to be an unmissable set from Arthi Nachiappan, Boiler Room legend and Phonox London resident. Blending traditional drum and bass with Afrobeat and South Asian musical influences, this is one talented DJ you will NOT want to miss.

Tickets are currently an absolute steal at £5.50 for a single or a triple ticket bundle for £13.80

Social Media:  Arthi (@arthi.nachiappan) • Instagram photos and videos

@snafuevents • Instagram photos and videos

Find out more about Arthi here:

Purchase tickets here: SNAFU #029 // Arthi at Loft Durham, Newcastle · Tickets (

Monday 27 May Top Pick – Nathy SG + Wild Spelks + Weekend Faithful @ The Lubber Fiend, Newcastle

What venue are they playing?

The Lubber Fiend

79-83 Blandford Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3PZ

The Lubber Fiend (@thelubberfiend) • Instagram photos and videos

How much is it? 

Our bank holiday pick to the North East sees a show with a more chilled out ethos, but a line-up that is sure to rock, and rock HARD. Taking place at DIY hotspot The Lubber Fiend, this self-promoted punk gig is an excuse to get out and support your local scene from 6PM-10PM with some great tunes – what better to do with your bank holiday? Tickets are £10, with a £5 reduced cost option also available to ensure as many people can get down and enjoy the night as possible.

Social Media: nathy sg (@lilnathy) • Instagram photos and videos

Weekend Faithful (@weekendfaithful) • Instagram photos and videos

Wild Spelks (@wildspelks) • Instagram photos and videos

Find out more about the punk patrol here:

Purchase tickets here: (Seems to be OTD?) THE LUBBER FIEND

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