Bloc Party

at O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne
Passed

This event has been and gone.

See all dates for Wasteland Festival 2019

This show was moved from Spillers Wharf.

Featuring

Bloc Party

Bloc Party appearing at this event

Reared on a diet of pop culture and good music, Bloc Party met through the small ads of the music press to create a band who went on to make the headlines. After a short hiatus in 2013, Kele Okereke returned refreshed in 2015 with a new line-up: original guitarist Russell Lissack joined by new recruits Justin Harris (bass) and Louise Bartle (drums) Ask them their influences, and they say they've been influenced by it all. Live, Bloc Party '...rip through new classics...like they've written them 20 minutes before the gig - the ferocity and adrenaline of youth shines through the angular rhythms and layers of effects.' (bbc.co.uk). They also play regular DJ slots up and down the country.

See Bloc Party tour dates

Circa Waves

Circa Waves appearing at this event

An electrifying four piece, indie rock band from Liverpool who are reminiscent of The Strokes and The Vaccines. "An exercise in boyish exuberance brimming with 00s-inspired riffs. The band have their gaze firmly set on being future festival headliners, stacked with massive alt-rock tracks. It’s loud and swaggering, the defiance of youth compressed into song format" - DIY Mag

See Circa Waves tour dates

Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets appearing at this event

'Perfectly formed pop' (Bugbear). A band who manage to do something new with the rock sound. Their music is unusual and boundary pushing, but luckily they have the technical prowess to pull it off, sometimes mastering kitchen utensils as well as more standard instruments. The Syd Barrett-worshiping indie outfit formed in the early '90s when the group's shock-headed frontman, Blaine Harrison, was only 12. The band was initially called the Misery Jets, in honor of the Heathrow-bound jets that habitually roared over their native Eel Pie Island, but they changed their name when Blaine (who, again, was very young at the time) misspelled 'misery'. They notched up a few UK top 40 hits in the 00s including 'Two Doors Down' and 'The Boy Who Ran Away', and a string of successful albums including 2008's 'Twenty One' which went Silver. 2020 sees the release of their sixth album; 'A Billion Heartbeats'.

See 17 tour dates featuring Mystery Jets

Also Appearing

Imogen

O2 Academy Newcastle

  • Westgate Road
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 1SW
Website:
o2academynewcastle.co.uk
Enquiries:
0191 260 2020
Booking:
0844 477 2000
Disabled Booking:
0191 260 2020
Disabled access:
Bronze Status