A host of dance and indie acts including The Farm, K Klass, DJ Allister Whitehead and Chris Helme, have been added to the bill for Sunniside Live.
It’s been announced today that indie dance act The Farm, who rose to fame with anthemic track All Together Now which was inspired by the Christmas Day football match in No Man’s Land, will perform ahead of The Happy Mondays on Saturday, July 8, at the two-day festival in Sunniside Gardens.
The final night will also see sets from Chris Helme, formerly the frontman of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses, as well as Sunderland band Social Room and Whitburn’s Lord Swans.
The night before, on Friday July 7, dance act K Klass, whose biggest hit was club classic Rhythm is a Mystery, will perform ahead of headliner Heather Small from M People.
The night will also feature DJ Allister Whitehead who’s headlined at major clubs around the world and was among the first DJs to play when famed North East club night To the Manor Born launched in the 90s.
Sean Maddison, who organises Sunniside Live with partner Helen Davies, said: “We are over the moon to bring such a strong line up this year and we’re sure it will be a great lift to the city’s profile.”
Next year’s Sunniside Live will be the third year of the festival which it’s hoped will attract a capacity crowd of 4,000 people.
More acts will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks for the event, which will feature live music from late afternoon on the Friday and will run from noon until 10pm on the Saturday.
Early bird tickets are available at a 20% discount until December 9, priced £28 for a weekend ticket, or £14 for a Friday night ticket and £18 for a Saturday ticket.
Once these tickets are gone, prices will rise to £35 for the weekend or £17.50 for the Friday and £22.50 for the Saturday. There will also be VIP tickets available, priced from £35 on the early bird offer.
Tickets are available from http://sunnisidelive.co.uk