TUSK Festival 2013

August 5, 2013

TUSK

That time of the year is almost upon us again. The, often rainy and miserable, October weekend when all of the weirdos and reclusive types from Newcastle gather together in the confines of the Star and Shadow that witness the beauty of TUSK festival. A hand picked selection of some of the finest, most obscure, most extreme and least chart topping acts the world has to offer flock to our northern home to entertain us for three days.

Last years festival was a blast and a ferocious one at that. It gave me the opportunity to brag to people that I’d seen Fushitsusha play in a volunteer run cinema a half hour walk away from my house. Alas, most of the people I said that too didn’t have the slightest clue what I was talking about. The people that did were there with me.

Again, the line up is a beauty. Rather than go into detail, you can just look at each name on the above list, salivate over how exciting it’ll be to see them and buy your ticket. I must say one thing though, ENDON are going to be fucking intense (“Hijokaidan updated for the 21st Century”).

I think it’s also worth pointing out that while the full line up has been revolved, we’re still yet to hear of any extras that’ll be happening over the weekend. By this I mean there’s still a full film programme, talks, workshops and an afterparty to be announced. If last years selection is anything to go by, we’ll be in for some treats. Oh, and get you’re pocket money kept to one side for that one weekend only, ultra rare, completely obscure merch extravaganza that’ll grace the festival. Convinced?

For all the information you’ll ever need, head on over to the TUSK Festival website here.

 

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