02.04.2012, Words by Charlie Jones

Hieroglyphic Being to perform at TUSK Festival

Record label TUSK Music announced today that the TUSK Festival will make its comeback in Newcastle-upon-Tyne over the weekend of 5-7th October.

The festival will feature a crop of international acts carefully selected by live music producers TUSK and will take place in the Star & Shadow, one of Newcastle’s most loved underground music venues and cinema. The announced line-up so far includes Chicago’s lo-fi techno artist Hieroglyphic Being, whose new tracks put us under a spell last week, Japan’s Keiji Haino and 90s noise band Pelt, with many more artists to be announced.

This will be the second edition of the festival after last year’s TUSK 2011, which featured Rhys Chatham, Alvarius B, Grouper and Hype Williams among others.

Together with a wide range of live performances the TUSK Festival weekend will also host panel discussions, workshops, installations and a film programme curated by members of local bands Jazzfinger and Posset.

A limited number of early bird weekend passes are on sale for the price of £25.

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