Can’t stump up £200 or more for a ticket to Leeds, Boomtown or T in the Park? Or will you place a wager that your boss won’t give you an entire weekend off work? Does the concept of being crammed alongside three others in the backseat of a Nissan Micra for a two-hour tailback on the M1 instil a feeling of despair? Perhaps you compare the vision of crawling through thick tiresome mud to reach a toilet stall filled with noxious toxic gasses with the horrid and insane geometry akin to the entrance to the realm of Hades?
If any of the above questions relate to you, then Newcastle’s The Globe on Railway Street will provide a resonating remedy to such scarring scenarios.
‘Toonload Festival – Tunes, Brew, BBQ’ is an event crafted and hosted by the renowned live music bar across two days. It is set to feature a stylised “all-day heavy rock festival” with a wholesome cast of 10 local bands, with an expected rock and metal after party for the metal heads who don’t want to halt nor falter their compulsive head-banging and ‘mosh-pitting.’
The plethora of bands includes fabled Erebor who formed in the latter months of 2013 and have been praised for blasting out death metal riffs that exceed the established threshold for light. No Teeth are a Newcastle-based trio whose punk rocking will manipulate the atmosphere to reveal why their name is so.
Dirty King will be drawing influence from Black Sabbath and Church of Misery to produce leverage to their royal status in the dynamic that is dirty riffs. Afterwards, Juratory, an ‘industrial, dark insurgency’ group will insinuate anarchism with their resentful and brash protest music.
Souls of Jack Ketch, born from the ashes of various North East metal and hardcore bands, are also set to play and will showcase how they’ve come together to form a supergroup. Five-piece metal band Nephilim, from Stockton, is all about “the passion, the energy and the raw power of metal.”
KrakenWaker is a louder than hell, nautical sludge three-piece comprised of riffs and beards and are known for making it to the finals of 2017’s M2TM. No doubt in anyone’s mind about their ability to summon the beast from within the masses, The Likkor Men will ensure the psychotic atmosphere brought about by the beast will remain demented and insane.
Rossi Noise is the independent alternation from the rocking premise, as this four-piece band will be displaying their fusing of destructive dubstep, destabilising dance and desecrating drum and bass; a few songs crafted by these up and coming legends have been aired on Radio One and have appeared on Maida Vale.
Subsequently taking place once the last act has finished will be the afterparty, ‘Lockdown.’ Many DJs will take to the stage to initiate a heavily based rock and metal brawl designed specifically to have the heads banging, fists clenching and legs busting; standard dance floor fillers will also be played for the chance to simmer down from the hectic sounds.
The Globe will provide a lovely setting for the event, with alcoholic and soft drinks being provided alongside a hearty barbecue to assist in surviving the summer heat. Tickets can be bought at theglobenewcastle.bar for the very low price of £4.00 (with an online booking fee of 21p) and any tickets purchased on the door will be sold for £6.00. Either way, for cheap alcohol, barbecue, 10 local bands with an afterparty later and pearly gate toilets, these prices are a steal for a local summer festival.