Join the Split Parade… (and find out how music money’s made!)


In partnership with The Bunker and Generator, MMBE are proud to be a sponsor of Split Parade on Saturday 15th September and will be hosting some top live music at The Little Room, presenting


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Following on from last year’s inaugural Split Parade, Sunderland will again ‘get their BEAK on’ with the City’s best venues presenting the hottest names in the North East.

ImageOne of Sunderland’s very own, Nadine Shah returns home following the release of  highly anticipated single Aching Bones. After the release of triumphant EP, ‘Exotica’ earlier in the year, Polarsets bring their tropicana to Sunderland for the first time. Last year’s parade leaders B>E>A>K will bring the party to a close headlining the main room at Independent. Special guests Nately’s Whores Kid Sister will be joined by a host of emerging North East artists across Sunderland’s ‘holme’ of music. The parade will again kick off at Cosa Nostra with representatives from all across local music invited to enjoy comedy, food and a folk style sing-along with Barry Hyde in the cabaret opening event. The Parade will once again be led by a very special Sunderland musicians collective from Cosa Nostra on to the wealth of talent waiting on Holmeside.

2011’s Split Parade built on two previous years of events to warm up the city for Sunderland’s biggest festival. Led by mackem high flyers B>E>A>K, Holmeside and local gig-goers were led on a merry dance to packed out venues and stellar line-ups. Highlights included a show stopping opening from Tynesiders Young Liar at Plugged Inn, a headline performance from Newcastle’s finest Lets Buy Happiness in The Little Room before Razmataz Lorry Excitement took the party into the early hours in Independent.

Split Parade organiser Emma Howe says; “We are very excited to once again be bringing Split Parade to the streets of Sunderland. Last year was such a fantastic event and this year is going to be even bigger. We have a brilliant lineup that showcases the phenomenally high standard of music we have coming out of the North East, and a team of organisers from all across local music working together to ensure the Split party begins nice and early.”

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