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Tusk returns to Sage Gateshead

75 Dollar Bill, Ceramic Hobs and Otomo Yoshihide are among the those named to make an appearance at the annual music weekender in the North East of England

Tusk festival returns to Sage Gateshead this year with a fresh selection of acts due to take to the stage. The first wave to be announced are Terry Riley, Sarah Davachi, Otomo Yoshihide, Konstrukt, 75 Dollar Bill and Ceramic Hobs (see The Wire 408).

Loads more artists are still to be confirmed, and its programme will also includes the usual extras: films, talks, installations and exhibitions at both The Old Police House and Workplace Gallery.

Tusk takes place in Gateshead from 12–14 October. Early bird tickets go on sale at 10am on 9 March for £60. Once they've gone it'll be £70 for a weekend ticket with day tickets on sale in September.