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New Year's Eve Support Acts Announced

Posted on 14 December 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Newcastle-based 5-piece band Shields will support The Divine Comedy on the Sage One stage this New Year’s Eve. Known for innovative alt-pop instrumentation and delicate harmonies, they have crafted a reputation for stunning live performances, honed by early tour support slots with the likes of Placebo, Walk The Moon, and boast an impressive list of festivals on their CV, including BBC 6Music, Melt!, Reeperbahn, and Glastonbury.

“A big clomping synth spectacular that’s reminiscent of a sunnier Everything Everything.” – Sunday Times

After the main show, King Bee bring their unstoppable grooves to the concourse stage, playing you into 2019. Boasting an unorthodox line-up which includes sax, flute, trumpet, synthesisers and vibraphone, the original jazzfunk/fusion sounds of this seven-piece Newcastle based band have recently taken on a more edgy electronic and on occasion psychedelic element.

Back by popular demand is The Northern Soul Lounge with Alex Johnson and Giovanni Spatuzzi at the helm spinning original 7” cuts. Both selectors are renowned around the NE circuit, playing at the likes of Soul Finger, Motoon, Fuzzy Warbles, The Soul Lounge, datbAR, Mexico70, Great Northern Soul Food, Cosmifrica and many more.

Joining us on the concourse for an eclectic jukebox of styles are DJ’s Billy Keen and Gary Williams who will be taking you on a magical, musical trip through the genres with their choice vinyl cuts. Spanning through soul, funk, jazz, electronica, northern soul, house and much more.

Get your tickets to ring in the New Year at Sage Gateshead’s marvellous party!