Northern Kin 2019 Line Ups

HERE'S THE FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NORTHERN KIN LINE UPS

BRILLIANT BANDS, GREAT LIVE MUSIC & SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

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BLOCKHEADS

THE BLOCKHEADS

Without doubt, The Blockheads are one of the finest bands touring, and still have four of the original founding members from the classic 1977 line up. Keeping alive the wonderful music of the late, great, Ian Dury, The Blockheads are now fronted by one of Ian's best friends, Derek 'The Draw', the band's vocalist and wordsmith.

These legendary Brit-Funkers will be playing all the classics and some new material. Who can forget anthems including ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’, ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful Pt. 3’, ‘Billericay Dickie’ – the list goes on. What a way to finish Friday’s music marathon.

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QUO

JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO

John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band ‘The Spectres’ in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s, when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping albums and an almost endless stream of hits included ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’, ‘In My Chair’, ‘Paper Plane’, ‘Caroline’, ‘Down Down’, ‘Rain’, ‘Wild Side Of Life’, ‘Rockin' All over the World’, and many more. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quo’s “Classic” period.

Since leaving Quo John has worked with many noted and diverse musicians, including Phil Lynott, Roy Wood, Chas Hodges, Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy).

In 2013 and 2014, John rejoined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, selling out all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.

During the late nineties John Coghlan’s Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs all over the UK and Europe. The prime aim is to recreate an authentic “70’s Quo Sound” in keeping with John’s time with Quo. Mark Taylor, from MetalTalk.net, sums them up perfectly:

“John Coghlan's Quo take you on a joyous journey of his golden past in one of the most celebrated and much-loved rock bands the UK has ever produced. A night of beer-raising, feelgood factor Status Quo classics”

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ALARM

THE ALARM

The Alarm released their new album, EQUALS, earlier this year and is their first album since 2010’s Direct Action. It is a barnstorming collection of 11 songs that act as a retrenchment of old values and a poignant reflection of the tough times Mike and his wife Jules have been through in recent years. Having recovered from lymph cancer in 1996, Mike was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in 2005 and, after an initial recovery, he suffered a relapse in 2015. To compound an already terrifying situation, Jules, who plays piano and sings backing vocals, was diagnosed with breast cancer just after. All band activity was put on hold as the pair underwent treatment and it is only now, with both in remission, that The Alarm are firing on all cylinders again.

The emotional repercussions, though, are all too evident in the spirit of life-affirming optimism in the face of adversity that runs through EQUALS. “The songs were built out of what I had become,” says Mike. “I learnt a lot about myself and my relationship with Jules, and it's all there in the music. I didn't set out to write about what we were going through. All I had were these incredibly strong feelings that I found myself putting into words and writing down onto my phone without even thinking they might form the basis for songs.

A resurgent 2017 saw the release of US documentary movie Man In The Camo Jacket and the BBC’s While We Still Have Time. EQUALS is the latest chapter in an inspirational story that has seen The Alarm sell six million albums while clocking up 17 Top Fifty singles in the UK.

Formed in 1981 in the Welsh seaside resort of Rhyl, the original band broke through on the back of the singles ‘Unsafe Building’, ‘The Stand’, ‘Sixty Eight Guns’ and ‘Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke?, their music a passionate blend of amped-up acoustic guitars, harmonica and Mike's stirring voice. A string of successful albums saw them bracketed alongside U2, The Waterboys, Simple Minds and Big Country as part of Eighties rock's distinctive Celtic fringe. After an emotional swansong at Brixton Academy in 1991, the original members went their separate ways.

The lingering allure of his old group proved hard to resist, however, and Peters entered a new millennium back at the helm of The Alarm. With Mike's health now 'back on an even keel' and Jules in remission, The Alarm are looking forward to promoting Equals with characteristic vigour. Peters wouldn't want it any other way. Not long after his second diagnosis, he founded a charity foundation, Love Hope Strength, and has since registered over 170,000 individuals to the International Bone Marrow Donor Registry. A man who refuses to be beaten, his drive in adversity is truly something special. “The endgame of any creative period is always to share the results with an audience,” says Mike. “The turbulence of the last few years has shaken The Alarm’s world to its core but we have survived the challenges and are now ready for the next steps, which is performing the music live with our fans adding to the experience. Myself and the band are primed and ready to give everything we have to make this year a life affirming experience for all our fans.”

We are very excited to welcome true music legends to the Northern Kin stage. It’s going to be a very special night.

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CHILI PIPERS

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet..ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.

The bands achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop Anthems, which they proudly call “Bagrock”. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience and have never been more in demand for their infectious style of feel good music, which appeals right across the age range, to people all over the world.

Tracks include ‘Insomnia’, ‘Gimme All Your Lovin' , ‘Thunderstruck’, ‘Everybody Dance Now’, ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Fix You’, ‘Chasing Cars’, ‘Wake Me Up’, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ and ‘We Will Rock You’. Back at Northern Kin by popular demand, come along and you’ll see why.

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HOLY MOLY

HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS

2017 and 2018 have been huge years for Holy Moly & The Crackers. The ever-evolving folk-alt-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne released their new album ‘Salem’ in July 2017 on their own Pink Lane Records label, and the album received acclaimed reviews from R2 Magazine, Folk Radio UK, The Crack, Clash, No Depression, Blown Speaker and has been championed by BBC Introducing and RadioX.

Following the album release, HMATC have toured the UK twice, selling out venues across the country, and made successful debuts across Europe, as well as continuing their success on the festival circuit. They’ve pulled off an accoladed appearance at Glastonbury, and graced the main stages at many major festivals.

'Salem's' lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem ‘Cold Comfort Lane’, was included on major Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds, Fierce Femmes & New Noise, then found significant sync success, with 'Cold Comfort Lane' used by E4, BT Vision, Capital One, Ultimate Ears, KIA Sportage Cars and the end credits track for the 2018 summer blockbuster movie Oceans 8.

2019 brings Holy Moly & the Crackers back out on the world stage with a brand new album in the Spring, an enhanced confidence and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride - the craziest party in town always has room for one more...

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