The idea for Northcote came up in 2011. With the lack of good, affordable hardcore shows in the Netherlands, we wanted to provide the local scene with a one-day indoor festival. The basic idea is simple: a bunch of good bands, cheap entrance fee and lots of loud music. "The first edition of Northcote in 2012 was a big success," says organizer Patrick Batenburg. "Without a doubt we decided to do a second edition in 2013. Beyond all expectations, it sold out completely. This was, and is, one of the biggest motivations to keep going and to grow as a festival. Let Northcote 2014 be bigger, but with the same old vibe, same good bands and of course still cheap tickets."

In 2014, Northcote will take place at Energiehuis in Dordrecht (NL). This is an amazing new building that houses the new location of venues like Popcentrale and Bibelot, and also includes a restaurant, studios and more. This means the 2014 edition will have two stages - so no waiting on changeovers. Northcote is powered by Harbor Events & Bookings and Strive PR.