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Tusk reveals first confirmed acts

Gateshead festival to present Magma’s 50th anniversary gig and Moor Mother x LCO premiere

Tusk festival returns to Sage Gateshead in October for its ninth edition. Its programme of music, film screenings, exhibitions, talks and installations includes Magma celebrating their 50th anniversary with a performance at Sage One, and Moor Mother and London Contemporary Orchestra premiering their new collaboration. Also announced is a performance from the Ceylon Mange trio of Karen Constance, Dylan Nyoukis & Bill Nace, Sunn Trio, Acrid Lactations and Mir8.

Tickets go on sale at midday on 25 February. 50 early bird tickets are available at £60, after which full weekend tickets will cost £70. Day tickets will go on sale later in the year. A single ticket to Magma costs £21.80.

Tusk takes place between 11–13 October at Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays.