Rudimental to turn up the noise at open air North East gig

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Drum and bass foursome Rudimental are the latest band to be confirmed to perform at a series of outdoor live shows at Times Square in Newcastle this summer.

The Mercury Music Award nominees will head to Tyneside on Sunday, August 28 and will headline a weekend that already boasts Scottish psych rockers Primal Scream and one of the UK’s most exciting new bands Catfish and The Bottlemen.

The group consists of Piers Agget, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and Leon Rolle who were nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2013, and went on to win several awards including the Brit Award, and the Mobo Award for Best Album.

Rudimental also received nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best New Act, and Best UK and Ireland act.

The drum and bass act has achieved multiple platinum awards for record sales in several countries including in the United Kingdom and Australia.

The group rose to prominence in 2012 when their single Feel the Love, featuring singer John Newman, topped the UK Singles Chart, and for which they were also nominated for a BRIT Award in 2013.

Feel the Love was also used for the opening credits of the 2013 documentary movie Spark: A Burning Man Story.

To date, the group have released further singles, including Not Giving In; (featuring Newman and Alex Clare); Waiting All Night (featuring Ella Eyre) which also topped the chart in the UK, Right Here (featuring Foxes); Free (featuring Emeli Sandé), and Powerless (featuring Becky Hill).

Rudimental were named by the BBC as the festival band of the summer. In 2013 Rudimental’s album Home debuted at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart and was also nominated for a Mercury Music Prize.

Their performance follows sets by Fat Boy Slim and Maximo Park.

Tickets for Rudimental’s show Live From Times Square in Newcastle are on sale from

Tickets cost £35, not including the transaction fee.