Hit the North: Everything You Need To Know


With April nearing ever closer we find ourselves just around the corner from the region’s newest music festival. Music lovers across the North wait with baited breath for Hit The North festival, a day-long musical extravaganza stretching across 11 inner city venues in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

As excitement mounts for the festival, which will be the first of its kind in the City celebrating new and emerging artists from across the UK, we thought it best to give you the low down on everything Hit The North entails.

The Origins…

The Festival is the brainchild of SSD Concerts, Soul Kitchen Music and Famous 4:15.
SSD Concerts is the North East’s premier Live Music  promoter and last year brought acts like Catfish and the Bottlemen and Maximo Park to their giant open air event Live At Times Square. They have consistently supported new live music in the area working with all genres and encouraging local talent.
Soul Kitchen Music Management is the phoenix from the ashes of Kitchenware Records, responsible for developing the careers of Jake Bugg, Georgie, Editors, Lighthouse Family, Sirens, Prefab Sprout and Fletcher Jackson amongst others.
Famous 4:15 is the leading Performing Arts Academy in Newcastle developing the carers of singers, actors and dancers. It focuses on the development of young talent leading to nationwide opportunities in TV, Film and Stage.

All three have come together to share their expertise and make Hit The North and it’s sibling, Meet The North a reality.

How It Works…

Hit the North is a multi-venue event running across 11 locations in Newcastle City Centre. From 5pm on Friday 28th April acts will be taking to stages through out the city with staggered head-liners through out the night to ensure you get to see as much big names as you want.

This is a one ticket fits all event, meaning that your Hit The North ticket will gain you access to ALL venues taking part in the festival.

The Venues…

Hit the North is a multi-venue festival, this means that purchasing a Hit the North ticket for 28th April 2017 gains you access to 11 amazing venues jam packed with all the talent the UK has to offer.

Now’s your opportunity to get to know your cities musical blueprint.

From the big: 02 Academy, Boilershop, and Digital.

To the small: Think Tank, Underground, Mining Institute and Jumping Jacks.

To the downright DIY: Pink Lane Coffee, The Town Wall Cinema, and The Jazz Café.

And everything in between (more venues to be announced).

We’ve got a handy little map to help you find your way around which you can download here.


Hit the North is happening on 28th April 2017. However, there’s much more action happening in Newcastle throughout the weekend to elevate the party to unknown heights. We’ve got our pre-party Meet the North happening on Thursday 27th April, with North East favourites Little Comets headlining. Entry to Meet the North is £10 or free with a Hit the North ticket.


1 Ticket. 65 Bands. 11 Venues. £32.

Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2kaBEFJ