Aug
24
to Aug 25

jaZZ RiOT

This unique duo from Newcastle combine northern punk poetry with powerful guitar instrumentals. Frontman Ettrick has a taste for socialism and speaks out against the right wing government. Whilst his lyrics may seem comical his goal is to be thought-provoking.

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Adventures in Democracy

 Birgitta Jonsdottir (Wikileaks, Icelandic Pirate Party), Brett Hennig (Sortition), Francesca Bria (has made Barcelone an open source city with Ada Colau's BCEnComu) and Rasmus Nordvist (ex fashion student squatter/co-founder of successful Alternativet Party in Denmark) 

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Aug
25
11:30 AM11:30

Monopolies of Truth

TBA - Nick Davies, Vince Cable, Alaphia Zoyab (Avaaz), Peter Oborne and Tom Watson, deputy of the Labour Party

Is concentrated ownership of Media companies the main problem with biased news coverage? With HSBC interfering in Daily Telegraph news coverage and allegations of payments to the Evening Standard, do corporations wield too much financial power? Are things going to get worse with online giants like Google and Facebook?

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Aug
25
5:15 PM17:15

Phoenix Chroi

Formed from the ashes of 70s/80s punk bands, with songs that throw out the anger at what is now with the optimism of what is possible, Phoenix Chroi fit the bill for byline. Over the last Phoenix Chroi have been touring extensively and played with prestigious acts such as: Richie Ramone, The Avengers, and Menace, as well as various punk rock festivals.

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Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

The Members

Best known for their number 1979 single ‘The Sound of the Suburbs’, The Members are a British punk rock band that, to our delight, got back together in 2007. Since reuniting the band has played over 90 shows, including 3 European tours. Current members are Jean Marie Carroll, Chris Payne, Calle Englemarc and Nick Cash.

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Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Priscillas

The Priscillas are North London all-girl power-pop/glam/garage punk band. Formed in 2003, their singles have been played both nationally and overseas. They have played at festivals such as Glastonbury and Bestival, and continue to play across the UK as well as Europe.

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Aug
25
8:15 PM20:15

The Vapors

The Vapors are an English new wave power pop band from Guildford. They initially together between 1978 and 1981. They had a top ten hit with the song 'Turning Japonese' in 1980, which reached No. 3 in the UK singles chart. Thankfully, after 34 years, The Vapours, David Fenton, Edward Bazlagette, Steve Smith and Michael Bowes, have reunited and the public’s reaction has been nothing less than ecstatic.

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Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

The Blow Monkeys

The Blow Monkeys were notorious in the mid-80s, with hits such as ‘Digging Your Scene’ and ‘Live Today Love Tomorrow’’. Their new wave/sophisti-pop style distinguished the band from the rest. This led to one of the most glamorised bands of their time. With much success, the band reunited with five more albums after 2007.

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Aug
25
10:00 PM22:00

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot are ones not to miss at Byline Festival 2018. This Russian feminist protest punk rock group have been causing a stir in both the music and political scene. The group have been staging unauthorized provocative guerrilla performances in public places, not only to make for some radical music videos but also to turn the global eye to their anti Trump/Putin message and promotion of feminism and LGBT rights. Their most notorious performance (to date) was when five members of the group staged a performance inside a Moscow Cathedral protesting the Orthodox Church leaders support for Putin during his election campaign. This not only resulted in in three members being arrested for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” but also sparking a world wide debate, catching the eyes of Sting, Yoko Ono and Amnesty. It’s obvious to say that they won’t be taking Trump or Putin lying down.

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Aug
25
to Aug 26

Rhoda Dakar

Rhoda Dakar is a British singer and musician, known for being lead singer with ‘The Bodysnatchers’. This led to the beginning of her career as a solo artist. Dakar is also a DJ, she predominantly plays Rocksteady and Early Reggae.

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Aug
26
12:00 AM00:00

The Kar-pets

The Kar-Pets are an Inspiral Carpets tribute band with a difference (or a similarity)  frontman Tom Hingely was actually the lead singer of Inspiral carpets 1989-2011 who, during their glory days, played alongside their Manchester counterparts, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. The Kar-Pets are touring with the classic songs such as ‘This is how it feels’ ‘Saturn Five’ and ‘Dragging me down.’

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Aug
26
to Aug 27

Courtesans

The Courtesans are self described as “the equivalent of suicidal unicorns on smack”.

This london underground metal band was formed in 2011. This four piece: Sinead Bales - Vocals, Saffire Sanchez - Guitar, Agnes D. Jones - Bass, Vikki Brown - Drums.

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