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Saturday 9 September 2023 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm  


The Unthanks All Dayer

The Unthanks  All-Dayer

The Unthanks All Dayer

Part of Made In The North East


Bewitching. Mesmerising. One big singalong.

Join The Unthanks for one special day, with two gigs celebrating the reissue of three classic albums.

A one-time-only reformed Rachel Unthank & The Winterset performs Mercury nominated album The Bairns in Sage One during the afternoon, while The Unthanks will perform Here’s The Tender Coming and Last in an evening show.

The day starts with The Unthanks big singalong on the concourse with all welcome to join in or enjoy, plus there will be a Q&A hosted by a notable admirer of the band, and performances during the day from Lucy Farrell and Devon Sproule, who both supported The Unthanks over the period that the three records were originally released.

Need to know

Price: £27.50 / Under 16s £11. All day ticket: £44 / Under 16s £16.50

Running Time: 2 hours including interval

Discounts: All day discount available when purchasing both performance tickets.

Age: Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

What they say

This event marks the reissue of three albums which were originally licensed to EMI on a ten-year deal that has now elapsed, giving The Unthanks chance to release all three on vinyl for the first time, as well as a 24-page CD book, both with exclusive new content and forewords from Charles Hazelwood, Martin Freeman and Nick Hornby.

Mercury Music Prize nominated The Bairns was the only British folk album to feature in The Guardian and Uncut’s Albums Of The Decade. Here’s The Tender Coming was 2009 Mojo Folk Album of Year, while 2011’s Last was described by Q Magazine as “their best album.. bewitching and hugely ambitious”, and by The Sunday Express as a “gorgeously unhurried, utterly mesmerising masterpiece.”

What they say

‘Gorgeously unhurried, utterly mesmerising masterpiece’

The Sunday Express on The Unthanks – Last (2011)

Have a listen

The-Unthanks Full Access Day Ticket:
£44 (under 16s £16.50)

The Unthanks All-Dayer will also feature a Big Sing on the concourse, a performance by Lucy Farrell and a Q&A hosted by a notable admirer of the band.

Check out the full schedule below:
12pm | Concourse 
The Unthanks Big Sing Along (participate or just watch)

2pm | Sage One 
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset perform The Bairns (support from Devon Sproule)

4.30pm | Concourse 
Lucy Farrell

5.45pm | Concourse 
Interview/Q&A with The Unthanks

7.30pm | Sage One
The Unthanks Perform Here’s The Tender Coming and Last

Discount applied at checkout when both performances are added to your cart.

Concert tickets:

Select one show only or add both shows to basket to receive the all-day discount and full access to all the day’s activities included.

Rachel Unthank & The Winterset perform The Bairns (special guest Devon Sproule):
Sage One | 2pm
£27.50 // £11 under 16’s.

A reunion with pianist Stef Connor to perform the Mercury Nominated album and only British folk album to make both The Guardian and Uncut’s Album’s of the Decade, described by Paul Morley as “a bewitching, dream-like, down-to-earth masterpiece’

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The Unthanks perform Here’s The Tender Coming and Last:
Sage One | 7.30pm
£27.50 // £11 under 16’s.

Featuring The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw, debut album Here’s The Tender Coming was Mojo Folk Album of the Year 2009, described as “Haunting, original and magnificent” by The Guardian and as “an exquisite mixture of light and dark, instinct and artistry” by Uncut. Last, featuring Gan To The Kye and King Crimson’s Starless was described as “beautiful” by Lauren  Laverne and cause NME to hail “Rachel and Becky’s voices to be one of the true wonders of 21st-century music”.

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Dine with us

Dine With Us

We are delighted that our restaurant is back open!

Why not add dining to your ticket booking? Book online (by using the links below) or through Box Office.

Bookings close at 3pm on the day before the concert.

Lunch is served from 12pm. Two courses £26 – View menu & book
Dinner is served from 5pm. Three Courses £36 – View menu & book