SWG3 summer Yard shows begin

We're wildly excited for our string of summer Yard shows, which begin on Friday 21 July 2023. 

The concrete playground of the Galvanizers Yard will be transformed and will play host to a range of internationally renowned acts, who will be performing throughout the summer to over 4000 excited punters. 

Kicking off on Friday 21 July, there will be a variety of acts performing over a five week period – with something to suit everyones tastes. To make life easier, we've put together a handy list of all of the acts performing, so you can familiarise yourself with them ahead of each show. 

Ben Howard

First up on Friday 21 July is Brit-award winning singer-songwriter Ben Howard. Having been exposed to music from a young age, due to his parents' love of singer-songwriters, Howard picked up a guitar and started writing songs at age 11. After spending three years at university, he quickly realised music was his passion and dedicated his life to it. Fast forward several years, he's released four studio albums, won two Brit awards, and firmly established himself as one of the biggest indie-folk artists on the planet.

You can find all of the essential information needed for Ben Howard at the Galvanizers Yard here.

Carl Cox (Hybrid Live)

The king of underground dance music Carl Cox is bringing his Hybrid Live show to the Galvanizers Yard on Sunday 23 July. With a career spanning over 40 years in the industry, even the most casual of electronic music fans know about Cox, as he is widely considered one of the founding fathers of the British dance scene. His Hybrid Live shows allow him to combine the DJing that fans have come to expect, alongside various elements of on-the-fly improvised live performance, making for a pulsating and exciting show where you never know what is coming next.

You can find all of the essential information needed for Carl Cox at the Galvanizers Yard here.

The Snuts

The Scottish indie superstars headline the Galvanizers Yard on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July. Having enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music scene since the release of their The Matador EP in 2017, the group have firmly established themselves as festival favourites following epic performances at Glastonbury and TRNSMT Festival. 

You can find all of the essential information needed for The Snuts at the Galvanizers Yard here.

Ben Hemsley

The Newcastle based DJ and producer heads to the Yard on Saturday 12 August. Over the past couple of years, Hemsley has been winning over crowds as well as his international peers with his feel-good, rave-tinged house tracks and storming DJ sets. Whilst his 90s-influenced productions, including Through 2 You and Caress Me, have gained support from the likes of Patrick Topping, Michael Bibi, Denis Sulta and Green Velvet, as a DJ Hemsley has gone from strength to strength, with 2022 highlights including an emotional Creamfields set amongst many more headline shows.

You can find all of the essential information needed for Ben Hemsley at the Galvanizers Yard here.


The final act in our summer Yard show lineup, Bonobo rounds off the summer on Wednesday 23 August. Since breaking onto the electronic scene in 1999 with the release of his debut EP Scuba, he has gone on to release seven studio albums and has established himself as a legendary figure in the electronic music scene. Incorporating a broad range of influences into his sound, ranging from jazz to elements of traditional Indian music, he's a hard artist to pin down to one genre. 

You can find all of the essential information needed for Bonobo at the Galvanizers Yard here.