A new major outdoor music festival heads to Times Square Newcastle this Spring
A new music festival going by the name of In Between Days will be coming to Times Square in Newcastle this May featuring the likes of Ian Brown, Happy Mondays, Two Door Cinema Club, DMAs and The Wombats.
The inaugural event will take place on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2023 and its organisers Tokyo Live are delighted to confirm its first wave of acts with many more to be announced.
Aaron Mellor, the event organiser and owner of 'TOKYO LIVE’ and Newcastle's superclub 'DIGITAL', said: "Its a 4 day line up with Australian indie band the DMA’s kicking off the event on Friday 26th May 2023; Brit legend Ian Brown performing Live Saturday 27th May 2023; Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats double headlining Sunday 28th May 2023 and something very special to announce for May Bank Holiday Monday.
“After COVID and the utilities crisis, it's great to be able to get audiences back together and enjoying the very best in music.
“Centre for Life and Digital make a perfect Inner City festival site and we are very proud to be able to stage these incredible events in the Newcastle we all love.”
Ian Brown, frontman of one of the most revered British bands of the 1980s and '90s, The Stone Roses, will perform on the new Times Square stage on Saturday 27th May.
As well as being the singer and key songwriter of the legendary group, Brown's solo career continues to impress.
Brown inaugurated his post-Stone Roses career with a 1998 solo LP, the platinum selling 'Unfinished Monkey Business'. The album spotlighted a more emotionally diverse approach to music-making.
On the 25th October 2018, Ian released his first solo material in 9 years with the single 'First World Problems'. His seventh studio album, the critically acclaimed, Top 5 hit 'Ripples' followed on 1 February 2019.
Also on the Saturday bill is indie legends Cast and fellow scousers Lightning Seeds as well as the iconic Happy Mondays who, after a number of successful UK tours, have been playing festivals throughout 2022 with many more, including In Between Days, planned for 2023.
Two Door Cinema Club, renowned for mixing guitar-driven hooks with dancey electronics, will headline In Between Days on Sunday 28th May.
The Northern Ireland stars first gained attention with the 2010 album 'Tourist History' and singles like 'What You Know', 'Something Good Can Work' and 'Undercover Martyn'.
2022 saw Two Door Cinema Club return with their 5th album, 'Keep on Smiling', opening with the majestic summer anthem 'Wonderful Life'. The band have performed to huge audiences and headlined festivals across the world and they’re making time to swing by Newcastle to perform to the North East crowd.
Over 15 years into their career, The Wombats, also performing on the Sunday are pulling in bigger audiences than ever before.
The viral success of Oliver Nelson’s remix of 2015 hit ‘Greek Tragedy’ has enraptured a whole new generation of fans, a feat they’ve managed to continually repeat since their 2007 debut A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation.
The band met and formed in Liverpool, UK in the early 2000's, and have moved onto have international success over the course of five studio albums, topping the UK album chart with 2022's 'Fix Yourself', 'Not The World' and reaching over 1 billion streams worldwide with their acclaimed discography.
Meanwhile, Australian indie heavyweights DMA's will kick the new event off in style when they head to Newcastle for the grand opening event on Friday 26th May.
The multi-platinum and critically acclaimed Sydney anthemic trio - composed of Tommy O’Dell, Johnny Took and Matt Mason – are now a mainstay of the UK festival circuit.
From conquering the main stage at Reading and Leeds to selling more than 65,000+ tickets on their last UK tour and amassing over 400 million streams to date, DMA’S will release their eagerly anticipated 4th studio album 'How Many Dreams' just before their live return to Tyneside.
Friday 26th will also see local heroes Andrew Cushin and Liam Fender take to the stage alongside indie rockers Lottery Winners and the London-born but Geordie-bred, Lizzie Esau.
Tickets for In Between Days will go on sale Wednesday 29th March at 9 am.
For more information about the event and to buy tickets head to www.inbetweendaysncl.co.uk