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New Year New Artists' Festival 2019 at Sage Gateshead


In celebration of the UK’s most exciting contemporary musicians, Sage Gateshead host an exciting long weekend in celebration of the UK's most exciting contemporary musicians. The New Year New Artists' Festival (Thursday 17 - Sunday 20 January 2019) will have a mixed lined up which includes classical, indie, folk, world and jazz musicians.

The line-up announced so far includes Jess Gillam, the young saxophonist who moved audiences at this year’s BBC Proms, and Holly Clarke, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award semi-finalist in 2016. 

Here's what you can expect so far from the packed programme:

Thursday 17 January - An evening of folk with Katie Doherty and The Navigators, Sam Partridge (English concertina), Grace Smith (fiddle) and Holly Clarke (vocals). 

Friday 18 January -  Jazz. Jazz group Vels Trio in Sage Two. The band can be characterised by their heavy grooves and emotionally charged songwriting. Supporting Vels Trio is three-piece band purpleshirt who also impressed greatly with their electric live show during their Summer Studios residency at Sage Gateshead earlier this year.

Friday 18 January - New Year New Artists' with Royal Northern Sinfonia - Classical Young sax star Jess Gillam plays showpieces with a Latin flavour alongside the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Saturday 19 January -  Day Ticket from 1pm There will be a special programme of music from European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) nominated artists Josep-Ramon Olivé (baritone), Peter Moore (trombone), Anaïs Gaudemard (harp), and Amatis Piano Trio plus performances by Kaviraj Singh (santoor) and Heisk (6-piece folk band). A Saturday day ticket allows entry to all afternoon performances – a great opportunity to try something new and listen to music from a range of genres.

Saturday 19 January, 8.30pm - BBC Introducing, Another Sky and Beth Macari 


Opening Times

New Year New Artists' Festival 2019 (17 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019)

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Ticket prices vary with each event. Visit the website for full details.



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