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Tusk Festival returns in October

This year’s Tusk weekend will happen at Sage Gateshead, with a series of events planned in the run up

Details for the annual Tusk festival have been pouring out over the last few months. The main festival weekender will take place in October in its new home at Sage Gateshead. Acts confirmed for the latest edition of the longrunning North East event include Eiko Ishibashi, Guttersnipe, Hen Ogledd, Eddy Detroit, Soldier Garage, Los Siquicos Litoraleños, Senyawa, Wolfgang Voigt, Skull Mask, Rubber O Cement, Ashtray Navigations and Porest. The Wire's Editor Derek Walmsley will also be there to host talks on subjects still to be confirmed.

As well as the autumn weekend the new partnership with the Sage gives Tusk the opportunity to run a series of events all through the year leading up to the festival. The first event, on 15 July at Sage, features Rangda, Bridget Hayden and Shareholder. Weekend tickets are on sale now, with individual day tickets available from August.

Tusk festival will happen between 14–16 October.