Pixies, Becky Hill and DMA's confirmed for North East outdoor gigs next summer

The return of live music will see Pixies, Becky Hill and DMA’s perform at outdoor gigs in the North East next summer.

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 10:00 am

The legendary alternative rock outfit Pixies, the English pop queen Becky Hill and the Australian indie band DMA'S will head to Newcastle in August as Live From Times Square makes a return – with more events to be confirmed.

Following on from shows put on at the Virgin Money Unity Arena, the region's festival promoter SSD Concerts has today, Monday, November 2, confirmed more major dates for the 2021 calendar as part of its commitment to bringing live music back to the North East.

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DMA's, Becky Hill and Pixies are all booked to play Live From Times Square next August, with more acts to be announced.

Taking place opposite the Centre for Life on Wednesday, August 4 will be DMA's, on Thursday, August 5, Becky Hill will perform, and on Friday, August 6, Pixies will play.

The 5,000 capacity gathering has previously welcomed the Fatboy Slim, The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, The Libertines, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Manic Street Preachers through its gates.

Festival organiser Steve Davis, said: “We're super excited to welcome back Live from Times Square.

"We've had some iconic shows at this event in the past with the likes of Fatboy Slim and Manic Street Preachers and we're looking forward to many more nights like those.

"Our team is fully committed to getting the live music scene back in action and thriving once again and we're delighted to welcome an all-star cast of headliners in Pixies, Becky Hill and DMA's.

“Becky delivered an astonishing show at Virgin Money Unity Arena over the summer and she was without a doubt one of the standout shows.

"We're long-time fans of DMA'S and to see their rise has been nothing short of astonishing.

"Pixies, well, it's an honour to be welcoming one of the most iconic and influential alternative indie bands of all time to the Live from Times Square stage.”

With more dates set to be announced, tickets for the first three Live From Times Square shows will go on sale this Friday, November 6, at 10am.

Tickets for DMA'S will cost £28, for Becky Hill £28.50 and for Pixies £45.

All are subject to the normal booking fees and will be available via https://www.livefromtimessquare.co.uk/.

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