The Most Steampunk Time of The Year is coming to Newcastle’s The Cluny this month and is set to be a legendary Christmas party.
The Steampunk subculture is still a prominent force within the North East, with its Victorian-slash-techno aesthetic and invariably friendly vibes.
The Most Steampunk Time of The Year will embrace this subculture with open arms, featuring acts including local folk-punkers The Pastures who have been likened to bands such as Dropkick Murphys, The Levellers and even Iron Maiden.
Having been active on the North East circuit since 2013, they have played packed-out shows at Think Tank?, O2 Academy and The Moorings Bar, to name but a few.
Joining them will be fellow folk-punk group Driven Serious, another Newcastle-based band whose Fiddle player Cathy Geldard has strong Shetland influences, giving the band an unconventional twist. Their live shows have been described by fans as ‘F*ck you Folk’, with their vigorous energy and impassioned spirit making for a truly engaging performance.
Deemed to be the ‘Cog-Father of Steampunk’, the eccentric Montague Jacques Fromage will be another feature at this highly-anticipated event, being the international purveyor of SteamPunkFunk Bizarre, Victorian Rap and assorted lyrical conundrums. Leave your sanity at the door as Fromage will offer an escape from reality, luring you into his own madness.
Chap-Hop pioneer and Steampunk performer Professor Elemental will complete the unorthodox lineup, providing a night of thrills and Xmas celebrations. So ditch the Santa hats and embrace the music.
The Most Steampunk Time of The Year takes place at The Cluny, Newcastle on Saturday 16th December. Tickets, priced at £20.00 in advance, are available now from thecluny.com. Doors open at 7:00pm and the Curfew is 11:00pm.