Organisers of the Gateshead festival revealed in March that the likes of Deathprod and Whistling Arrow were due to play October’s event at Sage Gateshead.
Those plans have now however been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but those who were set to play will instead take part in two weeks of virtual programming instead, alongside a number of newly announced artists.
Confirmed for Tusk Virtual 2020 so far are Jim O’Rourke & Eiko Ishibashi; Nihiloxica; Blóm; Roscoe Mitchell; OOIOO; Yeah You; and Angel Bat Dawid, in addition to the previously revealed Deathprod; Horse Lords; Maja S.K. Ratkje; Lump Hammer; and Sarah Hennies.
The festival also promises an “enhanced version” of the annual film programme featuring nightly midnight movie selections, in addition to talks and discussions from people across the music community, guest DJ mixes and a dig into the TUSK archives.