For Nordic Giants the performance is the thing, and as those who have seen the live show will attest, it is a visceral experience that goes beyond the normal descriptors. Each mind-blowing performance involves a selection of hand picked short films, which are soundtracked live with atmospheric soundscapes. Two mythical creatures create an experience with bowed guitar, piano that is both haunting and rousing, topped with climactic and thunderous drums and trumpet.
Alchemy Live – A Tribute to Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler
Formed in 2022 by frontman Martin Ledger, Alchemy Live hail from Yorkshire and bring together a group of professional players and friends who share a common love of the music of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits. Collectively the band have toured worldwide and have shared the stage with rock legends such as Mike Rutherford, Mick Hucknell, Roger Taylor and many more.
Nice Biscuit + Baby Cool
Brisbane, Australia 5-piece Nice Biscuit play a heady mix krautrock, surf-rock, swirling garage rock and full blown, widescreen psychedelia and we’re very excited for them to raise the roof off The Crescent in June.
They’ve previously toured with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Brian Jonestown Massacre & Allah Las and are readying a new album for 2024.
Marrying psychedelia with folk and a touch of country, Baby Cool is the latest side project by Nice Biscuit co-front woman Grace Cuell.
The 900 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Covers Band
The UK’s first and only Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater cover band. They have even performed live onstage in the UK with Tony Hawk himself!
Expect to hear… AFI, Alien Ant Farm, Bad Religion, Black Flag, CKY, Dead Kennedys, Goldfinger, Green Day, Lagwagon, Less Than Jake, Millencolin, Motorhead, NOFX, Papa Roach, Powerman 5000, Rage Against The Machine, The Ramones, Refused, Suicidal Tendencies, System of a Down and many more.
Say Owt Slam w/ featured guest Jasmine Gardosi
Since 2014, Say Owt have been hosting raucous poetry slams where performers get 3 mins to wow an audience. They’ve become the mainstay of the York community. Whether you love the written (and spoken) word or are just curious, this high energy event features a host of poets each with a unique style. We promise a Saturday night poetry party packed with humour & heart, personal stories & politics.
Amy May Ellis + Wanderland
Raised in a remote dale in the middle of the North York Moors, Amy May Ellis invites you on a journey through the history and mysticism of this wide-open landscape. Now based in Bristol, Amy’s warm and delicate folk-leaning songs are steeped in the culture, scenery, folklore and wildlife of the countryside that surrounded and shaped her as a child.
Katie Spencer + Marnie Glum
A fab acoustic double bill with two very talented Yorkshire singer-songwriters.
Daphne’s Flight was created 25 years ago by five of the leading singer songwriters of their generation – Chris While, Julie Matthews, Melanie Harrold, Helen Watson and Christine Collister.
York prog rockers Mostly Autumn are back at The Crescent in July.
Leeds aggro-jazz four-piece Vipertime are back with their long anticipated second album Arise. Exploring the borders of modal jazz, post-punk, dub and afrobeat, the record displays a driving sound that is simultaneously unique to the band and a microcosm of the thriving UK scene.