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A WEEKEND CURATED & HEADLINED BY THE UNTHANKS // 16-17TH SEPTEMBER 2016


NEWS 09/09/16

Important Notice - Venue Change!!

HOME GATHERING NOW AT HOULTS YARD

Unfortunately, due to the circumstances beyond our control, Home Gathering is moving venue. Originally due to take place at The Boiler Shop and the Mining Institute, the entire festival will now take place at Hoults Yard - "originally one of the most famous pottery factories in the world". There is no date change. The festival is still 16th and 17th September.

The extra space that Hoults Yard affords, brings many silver linings to this enforced change. Home Gathering will take place across three atmospheric post-industrial spaces within Hoults Yard, renamed by The Unthanks for this event as The Magpie Stage (main stage), Out of the Blue (second stage), and Home, which will be the festival hub, featuring artisan food stalls, local beers, arty market stalls, and a children's area run by Chalk, Newcastle's creative kids company. There will be much more space when you need to get away from the music for 10 minutes, more stalls, more space and stuff to do for the kids and less distance between venues.

SSD concerts apologises for any inconvenience caused by this change in location.

 

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A WEEKEND CURATED & HEADLINED BY THE UNTHANKS // 16-17TH SEPTEMBER 2016


NEWS 09/09/16

Important Notice - Venue Change!!

HOME GATHERING NOW AT HOULTS YARD

Unfortunately, due to the circumstances beyond our control, Home Gathering is moving venue. Originally due to take place at The Boiler Shop and the Mining Institute, the entire festival will now take place at Hoults Yard - "originally one of the most famous pottery factories in the world". There is no date change. The festival is still 16th and 17th September.

The extra space that Hoults Yard affords, brings many silver linings to this enforced change. Home Gathering will take place across three atmospheric post-industrial spaces within Hoults Yard, renamed by The Unthanks for this event as The Magpie Stage (main stage), Out of the Blue (second stage), and Home, which will be the festival hub, featuring artisan food stalls, local beers, arty market stalls, and a children's area run by Chalk, Newcastle's creative kids company. There will be much more space when you need to get away from the music for 10 minutes, more stalls, more space and stuff to do for the kids and less distance between venues.

SSD concerts apologises for any inconvenience caused by this change in location.

 

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WHAT IS HOME GATHERING?


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WHAT IS HOME GATHERING?


Well, its a festival curated and headlined by us, The Unthanks, in our local city of Newcastle. We love music, and we’ve long harboured a desire to stage and programme our own festival, but we were daunted until now by the thought of how much work it must be. That is until our friends from SSD Concerts came along and made it all possible.

 

Now in its second year, Home Gathering 2016 will be everything we like about life, not just music. Our favourite local beers and food artisans, stalls with local artists and makers, surprise dance ensemble moments, and flash-mob style singing from within the crowd by our singing weekend choir. We’ll have a hand in every detail to ensure that despite our own largely miserable music, it will be a party from start to finish!

 

Musically, we’re honoured to have the sublime Richard Hawley headline the Friday night. The rest of the line-up not only reflects our tastes but our influences too - unaccompanied singing at its best from Folk Awards Best Band, The Young’uns, anarchic post rock jazz from Get The Blessing, spoken word from Liz Berry, a major neo-classical treat in a rare performance of Reich’s Different Trains, peerless maverick Richard Dawson, folk royalty in the form of the otherly Marry Waterson, those fearless musical maidens, The Moulettes, and some serious swinging and jumping from Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. We can’t wait.

There’s more still and we don’t think you’ll find a more varied bill.

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THERE'S MORE STILL....


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THERE'S MORE STILL....


What we hope most of all, is that you’ll like something you weren’t expecting to. At so many festivals these days, the poetry is in the poetry tent, the comedy is in the comedy tent, the big bands are on the big stage etc. Its great that there’s such diversity of art form and genre to be found, but we can’t help thinking that its like the live equivalent of the internet, with people gravitating to what they know they already like. We would like to see festivals curated and billed more confidently, mixing it up so that good times end up full of enriching surprises. Having covered a lot of musical ground ourselves as The Unthanks, we know we are very lucky to have an openminded and venturesome audience, ready to trust and join us on our journeys. We have treated the chance to host our own festival with the same multifarious, magpie-like approach. To paraphrase Mark Twain, it’ll be like the weather - if you don’t like it, just wait a few minutes.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.


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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.


New Venue Address

Hoults Yard, 13 Walker Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE6 2HL. Hoults Yard is a 5-10 minute walk from the vibrant Ouseburn, or easily accessed via the following transport links:

METRO: Byker Station: 14 minutes on foot from the station to Hoults Yard BUS: Q3 from GREY-STREET HOTEL -SE BOUND- 7 Stops (Walker-Road Hawick Crescent)  QUEY LINK: Q2  TAXI: Blueline: 0191 262 8787, LA Taxis 0191 287 7777* 

Please note that due to station refurbishment (yes, more refurbishment!), the Metro stop at Central Station will be closed all weekend. The Metro is running. Use Monument or Haymarket instead.In addition to this we will also provide a Shuttle Bus Service to Hoults Yard, from the Crowne Plaza (NE1 3SA, adjacent to the original Boiler Shop venue) to help get to the event.

Ticket holders have received an email with details of this, and details will be on your confirmation email if you have yet to buy at ticket, send an email to Dominique@gigsnortheast.co.uk for more info

 

 

NEW ADDITIONS....


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NEW ADDITIONS....


LINE-UP CHANGES AND EXTRA CONTENT AT HOME GATHERING!

 

For personal reasons, Liz Berry and House of the Black Gardenia cannot perform at Home Gathering. However, we have a special treat on the Saturday night in the form of bonafide legends The Headhunters - the American jazz-funk-fusion band who were originally assembled as Herbie Hancock's band, recording Head Hunters with him, an album which has remained a cornerstone for jazz music since its release in 1973.

We can also report that after the Friday night Richard Hawley on the Magpie Stage, there will be a Northumbrian Ceilidhacross the yard in 'Home' from 10.30pm, featuring a live band for dancing, plus an extra short spot from The Young'uns, and maybe even an Unthank or two!

And for kids on the Saturday, as well as the Chalk guys, the Liverpool String Quartet will drop in to Home for Bairns Proms - a short set of classics and children's songs, and well have a family parade of creatures lead by the irrepressible Tim Dalling!

Doors at 7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday.

Don't miss the opening song by The Unthanks and choir at 2.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you all at Home Gathering in Hoults Yard for a wonderful weekend of music, food and culture. 

** Friday night and weekend tickets are sold out, but there are a handful of Saturday only tickets left!