We intend to submit a Temporary Events Notice to North Tyneside Council w/c 2nd November. No funds will be transferred to the project until we have all necessary licenses and permissions are in place.
Over the 2021 Easter Weekend, we will replicate the energy of our streamed events, celebrating the return of live music to North Tyneside after what has been a very difficult period for all, particularly those working in the Arts. We are aware that there is a need for an affordable, high quality, family friendly event in North Tyneside. We will give local artists a chance to perform alongside established National acts and the opportunity to earn a fair wage. We will also raise funds for the wonderful NEH (North East Homeless), who provide much needed support to vulnerable and homeless people across North Tyneside.
We have secured a popular outdoor venue which is perfect for this event, working closely with the site owners to ensure any Governmental regulations are adhered to.
What we'll deliver:
- A new local music festival.
- Help regenerate the local events economy post-Covid.
- A platform for new artists to work with established acts.
- Fair pay for local grassroots artists at the festival.
- Opportunities of work for local tradesmen and caterers.
Why it's a great idea:
North Tyneside is in need of a boost after a very difficult time responding to Coronavirus. Local tradespeople involved in the events economy have been largely unable to work or forced to diversify to make a living. Local bands have been starved of places to play, many venues have been forced to cancel gigs and in some cases close down altogether. Our area is in need of a music festival to help regenerate this local music economy. GoLive will be the first accessible, affordable family friendly event of this type in North Tyneside . We will work exclusively with a range of local suppliers to ensure revenue comes back into the area and they have a platform to sell their goods. We have secured an extremely popular local site which is perfect for an event of this nature, and would be an ideal location for an event of this type.
We will continue to be guided by safety considerations. In the event of needing to reschedule the festival, we will communicate this via our Spacehive page.
Steps to get it done:
- Choose local suppliers for festival build
- Choose local artists to play at the festival
- Full line-up confirmation
During the Coronavirus lockdown of 2020, we raised over £10,000 for important local charitable causes, by live streaming music events via social media.
Neil McBride, John Peacock and Richie Harrison from North Shields have 20 years experience of putting on live music events, most recently through Our Little Indie Night, which have had special live DJ sets from artists such as Bez (Happy Mondays), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Rick Witter (Shed Seven), Blossoms, Thomas Turgoose (This Is England/Game Of Thrones) and many more. Over the years the lads have put on live shows with bands such as The Cribs, Thee Unstrung, 5 O'Clock Heroes, Kubichek, The Longblondes and hundreds of local artists. All 3 of the lads have a passion for music and have all played in local bands, Neil still plays acoustic gigs locally while John and Richie DJ aftershows for the likes of Shed Seven, The Libertines, Tyson Fury and Reverend and The Makers.