TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2020

September 28-October 11


TUSK began life in a cinema (Newcastle’s wonderful Star & Shadow) so its no surprise that we evolved to include a film programme, and no surprise that a programme of such adventure has become such an important feature of our annual happenings. Has Gaylani and Joe Murray are the two much-loved makers and do-ers from Newcastle (you may also know them respectively for their activities as Jazzfinger and Posset respectively) who put together our film programme each year. In this new Virtual format, Has and Joe grabbed the chance to quadruple the amount of filmic wonder we could bring to you across a whole fortnight, so they’ll be offering you elements of their unique programming every night of the TUSK Virtual 2-weeks.

So during TUSK Virtual, you’ll be able to enjoy filmic explorations of musician David Tibet; the Church Of Satan’s Anton LaVey; singular UK video artist Vicki Bennett; the manic shorts of Mark Wardlaw; a journey into the North East’s own high-speed music subculture, Makina; a night dedicated to Sir Richard Bishop; a rendition of Kurt Schwitters’ foundational Ursonate, psychedelia from Argentina (Los Siqiocos Litoralenos) and Japan (Acid Mothers Temple) and a whole lot more. Over 20 hours of celluloid magic you’re unlikely to see anywhere else.