FRESH THURSDAY // State of Satta + Don Kipper 

Live Music
Thu 19th May 2022 7pm - 10pm £7 - £10

Venue Space, Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP

The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.

FRESH THURSDAY is a regular event showcasing exciting new music alongside lots of candles, board games and a homecooked slap up dinner. If you have a nut allergy or are coeliac please choose the ticketing option that states the correct dietary requirement. Booking well in advance for this event is really helpful for us to know how many people we’re catering for!


A most unusual Thursday night – a great big night of music with two very accomplished & wonderfully different big bands! Both new to Newcastle and both with fresh, exciting material. 7 piece dub & reggae collective State of Satta fuse the rhythms of one-drop and steppers, bone shaking bass lines and resonant vocals to create a distinct groove driven sound. Don Kipper’s explosive rhythm section create a powerful sound that draws from modern electronic Romani club music and bone-deep rural folk traditions. Their fresh, unique take on global dance music has become a blazing homage to the folk cultures they love.

State of Satta are a 7 piece dub-fusion band based in the north of England brought together by a collective love of dub and reggae. The band fuse the rhythms of one-drop and steppas, bone shaking bass lines and resonant vocals to create a distinct groove driven sound.

Founded from the ashes of 2020, State of Satta released their first live Single and Video session ‘Bring out the Fiya’ in the Spring of 2021 garnering 15,000 views on Facebook within its first 3 days. Whilst still being a young band, they have a wealth of experience playing within Stig of the DubDigital Foundation and Radio Riddler.


Don Kipper have always been propelled by the deeply rooted music traditions of the Balkans and Mediterranean, today, they are super-charging these traditions with their own original songs, steeping their music in heavy Electronic grooves, elastic Disco Basslines and splashes of Psychedelic Synth Funk.

Their latest album pushes all these musical elements to the limit to meet the moment, a collection of politically charged, fiery original songs, a message wrapped in powerful sounds both ancient and futuristic, at once rooted in music that has moved people for generations, yet reaching for something glitteringly modern.