The Official Charts comes to Teesside University

The Official Charts are set to kick off their brand new Official Charts After Party tour at Teesside University this Friday.

Dirtee Disco is being taken over for the night as the university’s Students’ Union has been selected as one of just five university venues across the UK to host the event tour in association with New Look.

Charts stars, Melissa Steel and Karen Harding, will co-headline the bill and will be joined by rising stars, WSTRN, a West-London hip-hip electro trio who release their new single, In2, the same day.

Karen Harding entered the Official Singles Chart Top 10 earlier this year with Say Something, her debut single that set dance floors and festivals, including Lovebox and Ibiza Rocks, alight this summer.

She said: “I’m so excited to be playing the first ever Official Charts After Party in association with New Look.”

“It’s gonna be MASSIVE, see you all there.”

Melissa Steel, who has scored Top 10s with her debut single, Kisses For Breakfast, added: “I’m really looking forward to performing at the Official Charts after party!

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m ready to bring some energy.”


The show will be hosted by DJ Cel Spellman, who presents Radio 1’s The Number One Show, as well as DJ duo The Mac Twins, who will take control of a live interactive chart battle where the crowd can decide which tune gets played next.

The After Party tour is sponsored by New Look who will be there scouting out the best looks of the night and inviting people to their selfie booth.

You could also be the lucky recipient of one of four £50 New Look vouchers by simply Tweeting to @OfficialCharts and @Newlookfashion on the night.

July 10 saw a big shift for the Official Charts, changing the UK release date from Monday to Friday in order to come in line with the rest of the world to create a weekly Global Release Day.

Martin Talbot, Chief Executive of the Official Charts Company, said: “The past 12 months have witnessed some of the biggest changes in the history of the Official Charts – from the inclusion of streaming into the Official Singles and Albums Charts, the introduction of global release day, and the launch of the Official Vinyl Charts.”

“With such momentum behind the charts right now, we’re tremendously excited to be partnering with Coalition and Renegade to build on this, and bring the Official Charts to life in a live setting.”

Advance tickets for the one-night-only event are available from the Terrace Bar until Friday for just £4.


from Tside