Hit The North are back with their best line up yet!

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The North East’s largest inner-city music festival Hit the North launched only 2 years ago back in 2017, and its third year sees it’s best lineup yet. 

The headline act Jake Bugg was announced back in October of last year alongside a mass of artists who will play across many North East venues on May 5th. Tom Grennan was announced after being a firm favourite from last years festival, and fresh from a sold out show at Northumbria Institute. Three piece indie rock band Blaenavon will play the festival again this year after a great set at Boilershop in 2018. Country pop artist Catherine McGrath is on this years bill, following the release of her debut album ‘Talk of this Town’. The lineup also includes The Blinders, Lauren Aquilina, Ten Tonnes and plenty of up and coming artists - Baltic, Casey Lowry, FEVA, Better Days and Jamie Lee Harrison. 

Earlier this week, Hit the North announced its second wave of artists who will join its already impressive lineup. Shame, The Academic, SOAK, Seafret, and She Drew The Gun, have been added to the lineup poster amongst the top of the bill, as well as artists such as singer songwriter John Buckley, Retro Video Club & Y.O.U.N.G who will be spread across the many stages to choose from during the day. 

If that wasn’t enough, Hit the North also have 3 opening parties this year, which feature headline sets from The Futureheads playing at Riverside, Metronomy who will play Boilershop and Sundara Karma who will play at O2 Academy on May 3rd. 

Tickets for the festival are available at £37.50 - and opening party tickets can be added on at £17.50 each or purchased separately at £20. 2 days of great music at a bargain price, whats not to love about Hit the North?

Words by Lauren Stewart