A Festival, A Parade

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Raucous alt-rockers ‘A Festival, A Parade’ announce their biggest headline show to date; a one-off performance at Sage Gateshead on Saturday 9 February 2019.

Since their formation in late 2015, AFAP have been heavily championed by the people of the North East, and in their short lifespan have delivered sell out headline performances at The Cluny and The Mining Institute, alongside headline slots at prestigious local festivals Evolution Emerging and NARC. Fest.

2018 saw A Festival, A Parade reach euphoric heights both locally and nationally, kickstarting with the release of critically acclaimed single ‘Cold Shower’ and a slew of festival appearances, most notable of which being a special performance at Brighton’s tastemaker weekender ‘The Great Escape’.

In October 2018, the band also released their sophomore EP ‘Stay Away From Me’; an autobiographical body of work which evoked immediate comparisons to the likes of Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, The Cure and The National. The EP, released digitally and on 12” vinyl via Tipping Point Records, received an array of widespread press attention, including online coverage from the likes of DIY, Dork and The Line Of Best Fit, alongside airtime on BBC Radio 6 Music via DJs Tom Robinson and Huw Stephens.

To bookend the year, AFAP embarked upon a fourteen date sold out UK tour in support of rising star Sam Fender, culminating in three nights at London’s Omeara venue and a performance for 1500 people at Newcastle University, the bands biggest show to date.

Kickstarting 2019 with a bang, ‘A Festival, A Parade’ bring their frenetic live performance to the beautiful setting of Hall 2, Sage Gateshead. Boasting an expansive collection of fully fledged alternative rock songs, with impressive live visuals and an array of special guests in tow, ‘A Festival, A Parade’ live at Sage Gateshead is not to be missed.

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