Afro Celt Sound System + The Dhol Foundation

Sage Two

“Bigger, better and bolder than ever before.” Songlines 2016

Formed by GRAMMY-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started.

With sales now topping one and a half million albums and two GRAMMY nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2016 with a stunning new album, The Source, described as a ‘colossus of an album’ by fRoots. The Source is undoubtedly their most ambitious album yet and one that takes their cross-cultural collaboration and acclaimed live performances to another level.

They are joined by The Dhol Foundation who release a new album Basant later this year. They deliver a now legendary wall of sound, global rhythms and thumping contemporary beats with the effervescent Johnny Kalsi, the UK’s most celebrated player of the Punjabi dhol drum, at the heart of their live show. | |

Stage Times

7.30pm: Doors
8pm: The Dhol Foundation
8.50pm: Interval
9.20pm: Afro Celt Sound System
10.30pm: End

Please note timings subject to change.

Part of Folk Roots and Blues at Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead showcases a strong line-up of folk, roots and blues artists from both sides of the Atlantic.

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