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Get into the Groove

Following a sell-out knees-up in 2019, Byker Groove is back and ready to fill you up with the best in soul, funk, psych and disco.

The next Byker Groove is set to take place at the Star and Shadow, and, indeed, will act as fundraiser for that venue – one of the real jewels of the Tyneside scene. The volunteer-run, DIY cultural space, is renowned for the quality of its cinematic programme (including their Chop Socky Dojo club – highlighting the best and weirdest in classic martial arts movies) as well as their live gigs, workshops and other events. Byker Groove – as ever – will create a positive environment for people to let their hair down and party. DJs on the night will include Adzmandala, Alex Johnson, Garry Foster, Giovanni Spatuzzi, Jelly Jels and Mr Sayers. And yes, we do know that the Star & Shadow isn’t actually in Byker, but Sandyford Groove doesn’t have the same ring, does it?

Byker Groove: Disco Party, Bank Holiday Sunday 28 August, Star & Shadow, Newcastle, 9pm-3am, £5 (more on door). starandshadow.org.uk