Social Room

We are excited to welcome back Social Room. Winners of our Battle of the Bands in 2015 the band will visit the festival next year to play for us again ahead of the Happy Mondays and THE FARM.

Social Room are a musical sextet – who co-incidentally share an acronym with the postcode of their residence, SR…..
Formed in summer 2014, the band began to hone their upbeat sounds within the four walls of windowless rehearsal spaces lacking in much soul – before finally settling on a permanent home amongst the budget emporiums & needle exchanges of deepest Sunderland city centre. Rumour has it is that this base is haunted –although not one band-member has yet to risk a lonesome after-dark dalliance to confirm…...Early recordings garnered local radio play on Spark FM and BBC Newcastle – which in November 14 afforded a debut gig in-front of a raucous packed out crowd at Independent, Sunderland.
Further gigs across the North East along with new recordingsfollowed throughout 2015 – culminating in a sold-out headline show at the o2 Academy, Newcastle. Spreading their wings, the band have also played venues in Liverpool and Camden during their short existence.
The pages of local rag ‘Sunderland Echo’ were hit in July 2015 (and no, it wasn’t the court round-up) in which a competition to open the inaugural Sunniside Live festival was won. A blistering set was performed on a stage which later graced the critically acclaimed Frankie & The Heartstrings and Hyde & Beast.