Date(s): Oct 12th 2018 - Oct 14th 2018
Price: £70 (Weekend pass)
TUSK Festival returns for its 8th edition this October, once again bringing its uniquely diverse programme of adventurous international music to the North East of England.
Continuing its partnership with Sage Gateshead, TUSK again makes full use of the landmark building, its flexible public spaces and truly high-end production values to showcase a TUSK 2018 line-up that is as unwavering as ever.
Once more, alongside a truly eclectic and international music menu and TUSK’s trademark slew of UK debuts, festival-goers can again enjoy the festival’s renowned film programme, exhibitions, talks, installations, interactions and more.
The godfather of Minimalism legend TERRY RILEY makes a very rare UK appearance in a duo with his son Gyan
Tokyo’s hero of noise, improv and, now, Japanese TV and film soundtracks, OTOMO YOSHIHIDE, who will perform solo and in a first-time collaboration with Konstrukt
Producer of albums by Blondie, Suicide, The Fall and more and whose orchestral works have been performed by Pavarotti and others, CRAIG LEON performs his classic electronica suite Nommos complete with string quartet
New York duo 75 DOLLAR BILL make a rare UK appearance with their big city desert rock
Producer of what may prove to be the UK’s leftfield album of the year, CHAINES shares soundworlds with latterday Scott Walker, Fever Ray and UK producer Klein to create a vey unique sonic persona
MAÂLEM HOUSSAM GANIA & THE GNAWA OF ESSAOUIRA are in great demand in their native Morocco as leading purveyors of the music of the North African Gnawa culture and for performances at Lila trance ceremonies
Blazing US free jazz quintet fronted by Philadelphian Afro-futurist poet and rapper Moor Mother, IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS
Legendary figure of the German avant garde, instrument builder and improvisor LIMPE FUCHS
LUCY RAILTON, a UK musician working at the fork of 3 musical roads: classical instrumentalism, improvisation and hard edged electronic music
KONSTRUKT, the Turkish alt-jazz collective who have collaborated with Keiji Haino, Thurston Moore, William Parker and many more
Montreal’s renowned synth and drone experimenter SARAH DAVACHI
Eternal UK underground stalwarts and mental health survivors CERAMIC HOBS
New York musician and sound artist LEA BERTUCCI, who will perform a live set and also bring her surround sound piece Double Bass Crossfade for two improvising upright bass players for a free-to-all performance on the Sage concourse;
Two unassuming stars of the UK’s experimental underground in a rare duo collaboration, ADAM BOHMAN & LEE PATTERSON
RAJASTHAN LIVE CINEMA, a disorienting audio-visual journey through the sights and sounds of an Indian camel fair in the holy town of Pushkar, remixed and manipulated live by Seb Bassleer and Maarten van der Glas.
South London’s producer of alien electronics, DALE CORNISH
Baltimorean drone/noise/improv artist MARLO EGGPLANT
Manchester quartet HISTORICALLY F*KED*, improvising songs to dismantle and then destroy them
A Potteries duo with fingers in so many of the ‘no audience underground’s pies coming together in their rarely seen duo, SABOTEUSE
Incomparable instant composer/songsmith/poet and self declare Cardboard Prince, ROBERT RIDLEY-SHACKLETON
Newcastle sound artist PINNEL creating “vocal soundscapes” using live looping and snatched throaty emissions
Welsh musician Ash Cooke performing his response to a mail art project emerging from Nurse With Wound’s set at last year’s TUSK under his monicker CHOW MWNG