North East Calling, the annual punk all-dayer held in Newcastle, has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s event was due to be held at Northumbria University on Saturday, September 26.

But the organisers today announced that due to the continuing uncertainty caused by restrictions put in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, the event has been rescheduled.

It will now take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the same venue, with a couple of changes to the line-up due to band availability.

Sham 69, pictured top, are still the headliners, but The Adicts, who stole the show at NEC 2019, are no longer able to make it, and have been replaced by Angelic Upstarts.

Ruts DC are also unable to make the rescheduled event, with their place taken by Steve Ignorant and his band performing a full set of Crass songs.

The rest of the line-up remains the same: Conflict, Goldblade, Gimp Fist, The Bar Stool Preachers, Crashed Out, Hung Like Hanratty, LoGoZ, Fire Exit and Vomit.

Angelic Upstarts have been add to the bill of North East Calling. Pic: Gary Welford.

The organisers said: “Sorry to announce due to Covid-19, we can confirm North East Calling, due to take place on Saturday 26th September 2020, will now be rescheduled to Saturday 25th September 2021.

“Due to band availability, we have had to make a couple of changes to the line-up which we hope you’ll like.

“Stay safe, stay healthy……by the way, tickets remain valid for the new date. Please keep them if you can and we have extended the £24.50 early bird offer to 30th September 2020.”

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