False Heads

Independent Sunderland 27-28 Holmeside, Sunderland

False Heads are an east London-based three-piece rock/punk band consisting of Luke Griffiths (Vocals/Guitar), Jake Elliott (Bass) and Barney Nash (Drums/Vocals). ??With over 1 million streams on Spotify and over 500K on Apple Music and plaudits aplenty right in the middle of a global pandemic. ?Think QOTSA and The Pixies with a bit of The […]



Cluny 2 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Francis of Delirium is the alliance of two generations operating in the service of a certain vision of rock. One half of the band is Vancouver-born Jana Bahrich, 19, who sings, writes songs and plays the guitar with a fascination for 90s grunge – an era that she didn’t experience herself, but feels strongly connected […]



The Cluny, Cluny 2 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Angel numbers: a series of recurring numerical patterns or sequences which those who believe in such things invest with cosmic significance. Also, the name of the forthcoming album by Hamish Hawk – an apt title for an artist who bounces between scepticism and wonder, who alchemises the quotidian, who is engaged in a constant quest […]


Dubinski + Provenance at NE Volume Music Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

NE Volume Bar 21D Yarm Lane, Stockton-on-Tees

Based in Edinburgh, Dubinski is an indie-rock band consisting of four brothers: Eugene, Fergus, Donal, and Eoin Gaine. Originally from , the band moved to the Highlands early in their childhood, where through their isolation and developing love of music, they inevitably started playing music together. Eventually moving to Edinburgh to study, the brothers took […]


Philip Selway

The Georgian Theatre Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees

#IVW23 Ambassador Philip Selway embarks on his 2023 tour.


Original Indie Rock Night

The Forum Music Studios Borough Road, Darlington

Featuring SonderMinds, a 'Lofi Daft Rock' outfit from The North East, they combine melodic vocals over psych infused indie grooves. More bands tba.


Tom A. Smith & Overpass

Independent Sunderland 27-28 Holmeside, Sunderland

Tom A. Smith & Overpass co-headline show + support TBA. Despite still being a teenager, Sunderland-based newcomer Tom A. Smith has already achieved more than most artists do in a lifetime. He played his first ever gig aged just eight, supporting local psychedelic rockers Detroit Social Club at legendary Newcastle venue The Cluny, performed at […]


Go Go Midgets + Breadcrumbs

The Engine Room Old Maltings Building, Tanners Bank, North Shields

After a hiatus of over three years, Northumberland noise monsters Go Go Midgets return to playing live with material from their upcoming third album. Support comes from Breadcrumbs, pop psych inspired groove.



The Middlesbrough Empire 2 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough

DRC Live presents Benefits Benefits are an issues-based music collective from Teesside in the North East of England. They write songs about the urgencies that concern them, and they play them loud. Forming in 2019, they quickly evolved from a fairly standard IDLES-lite shouty punk rock outfit to a highly politicised group that merges noise, […]



The Cluny, Cluny 2 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

With a rawness that owes influence to the North East coast they call home, Pit Pony are a caustic, fuzz-rock five-piece from Tyneside. Since debut ‘Osaka’ hit the BBC 6 Music Playlist in 2019, Pit Pony have released a string of singles, all hitting the national airwaves. Following the sell-out release of their first 7” […]


ZELA + The Lulas + Cosial

The Georgian Theatre Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees

A special Independent Venue Week show with three of the North East's Hottest bands. Brat-Pop duo ZELA, siblings from the North-East of England, have created a dark and imaginative brand of attitude-laced alt-electronic pop. Think Charli XCX meets Wolf Alice, with a hint of Doja Cat and Yungblud. Dirty, pulsing basslines meet distortion-soaked synths and driving, […]


Vandebilt – Live at Bobiks, Newcastle for IVW ’23

Bobiks 48-52 Sandhill, Newcastle

Formed over a love of dance music Vandebilt are the ideas of Jordan Miller (songwriter/producer), Joe Collins (singer/songwriter), Jack Wade (drums/producer) and Dan Martin (guitar/songwriter). Initially a recording project the group turned live with a free show at Newcastle’s prestigious venue The Cluny. At full capacity the show made such an impact the band began […]



The Cluny, Cluny 2 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

ZZ Toppd are the UK's No. 1 tribute to the Texas music legends, ZZ Top. Formed in 2020, this two-hour show is the closest thing you'll see and hear to the real thing! Complete with authentic stage props, costume changes and spinning guitars, you can expect to hear all the classic songs from the ZZ […]


Hilarity Bites Comedy Club

The Forum Music Studios Borough Road, Darlington

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club @ The Forum , award winning comedy club presents 3 Top comedians live onstage.


Finn Foster

KU Stockton Prince Regent Street, Stockton-on-Tees

Supports TBC The Teesside Folk Tinged Indie Pop artist Finn Forster kicks off 2023 with an IVW headline Teesside Show in Stockton on Tees. Described as the love child of Paolo Nutini & Caleb Followil, Finn Forster from Teesside brings a new and exciting mix of Indie Pop Rock with huge folk influence. With his […]


Overpass / Tom A Smith – CO-HEADLINE

The Engine Room Old Maltings Building, Tanners Bank, North Shields

OVERPASS Overpass have quickly established themselves as Birmingham’s newest hometown heroes, boasting two nights at The Sunflower Lounge and O2 Institute2 on their ever-growing list of sold-out dates. Major support slots alongside the likes of The Wombats, The Snuts and The Twang, have boosted their profile, alongside airplay at BBC Introducing, Radio X and Amazing […]


PALE BLUE EYES plus V Special Guests

The Engine Room Old Maltings Building, Tanners Bank, North Shields

After touring with Sea Power and Public Service Broadcasting and a number of festival appearances in 2022, PBE are very much on the up. Here's what a couple of big-hitting mags had to say MOJO: “A shimmering Kraut-rail trip to Asgard.” Louder Than War: “Astonishing… conducting Neu! on a ride to the far pop pavilions.” […]