Monday 24 March

AV FESTIVAL 14: CLOSING WEEKEND

TEST DEPT AT DUNSTON STAITHS
Thu 27 March 2014 – Sat 29 March 2014

To mark the closing weekend of the Festival, the seminal music group Test Dept returns with their debut event since the group disbanded in 1997. This large-scale outdoor event takes place at the dramatic Dunston Staiths, reputed to be Europe’s largest wooden structure, which was built on the River Tyne in 1893 to ship coal from the local Durham coalfields to the world.

Test Dept bring the drama and noise of the monumental Dunston Staiths back to life in a vital sonic, cinematic and lighting intervention. Viewed from boats on the River Tyne over three nights, the event marks the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike.

Correction to previous advertised dates. The event takes place over the four nights of Thu 27 March – Sun 30 March 2014. Book tickets here.

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