3rd – 4th September 2021

The Futureheads

Hailing from Sunderland, The Futureheads founding members Barry Hyde, David Craig and Peter Brewis all met through studying at the City of Sunderland College. They would go on to be an influential part of the 00’s post-punk wave that swept through the UK.

Playing their first-ever show together at a cricket and rugby club whilst working on their first EP. After that, they began to work on a debut album with Gang Of Four’s Andy Gill and the self-titled record arrived in September 2004. One standout being a cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Hounds Of Love’ which was named single of the year by NME.

From the success of their debut album, they were able to secure support slots with Foo Fighters, Pixies and Oasis. Going on to release five more albums, the band went on a hiatus in 2012 to focus on family and other projects. Yet they came back together in mid-2018 after remaining friends and released their latest album ‘Powers’ in 2019.