Think Tank? started of as an outlet for us to help Push National & Local Artists through our promotion arm SSD Concerts. The Original Pop Up Venue started life in Newcastle’s creative hub Hoults Yard in November 2013. An empty “no frills” space on the outskirts of the city gave us the opportunity to push artists we loved without the normal constraints and lack of availability that we had previously found with the cities established venues. We opened with the Ace DZ Deathrays, and ended with the DJing talents of Glasgow’s Optimo. We also managed to fit in Temples, The 1975, Wolf Alice, Splassh, Big Deal, Nadine Shah, Ian Mcculloch, King Charles, Jake Bugg, The Charlatans & The Fall to name a few.
Always moving on and trying to provide bands, artists Think Tank? took over a space in Digital the cities musical heartbeat. Once rated 11th best club in the World and best in the UK, relocating to Digital has allowed the brand to bloom in the heart of the city. So far Peace, Swim Deep, E.S.G, Lanterns on the Lake, Royal Blood, Steve Mason & Drenge have all took to our stage and there’s lots more exciting things to come.