Following the 10th anniversary of their debut, Mercury Prize-nominated album A Certain Trigger last year, Newcastle indie-rockers Maximo Park are set to headline a special all-day event in the city’s Times Square on 31st July. Known for their highly energetic live shows and presence, the band are currently in the middle of writing their sixth album. Last year the band embarked on a tour celebrating A Certain Trigger, where they sold out two shows at London’s Roundhouse and gigs in their home town.
Speaking of the event in Times Square, frontman Paul Smith said: “It’s been a dream of ours to headline a big outdoor gig in the heart of Newcastle city centre and now, after celebrating our 10th anniversary last year, we get to fulfil that ambition at the height of summer, on home turf.” He goes on to say: “I hope there will be a celebratory atmosphere in Times Square because there are some excellent bands on the bill and we intend to put on a great show.”
The group will be joined by a host of acts at the all-day event. Main support comes from the recently reformed Lush, playing their only show in the region. Public Service Broadcasting will also be bringing their fun, instrumental sound to Times Square, alongside London indie-poppers Teleman, who have just released their sophomore album Brilliant Sanity. Completing the lineup are Brighton-based dreampop group Fear of Men and trans-Pennine blizzardwave duo Warm Digits.
Tickets for this event can be purchased HERE