Northern Roots

Connecting communities through Roots music, art,

performance and culture for 20 years.

Northern Roots have been connecting people through roots music and art for nearly 20 years.

Built on a passion to bring diverse artists to the North East we deliver outreach projects to connect people through their love of music, dance and drama.

Northern Roots supports artists by showcasing and mentoring emerging artists from across the North East and beyond, as well connecting marginalised and diverse communities with great art and culture and providing opportunities to be involved in inspirational events.



Northern Roots programmes music under the names of Jumpin’ Hot Club, North Sea Sounds and Boss Sounds.

In addition, we support and nurture emerging talent from diverse communities through a bespoke mentoring programme. We also work as consultants, producers and connectors, working alongside other organisations and individuals in the region to cultivate a rich and diverse cultural scene in the North East.