Stockton Calling is back – and bigger than ever before

Teesside’s biggest all-day music festival is set to get even bigger.

The Musiclounge is one of two new venues at this year's Stockton Calling Festival

The Musiclounge is one of two new venues at this year’s Stockton Calling Festival.

Stockton Calling organisers have announced the addition of two new stages to this year’s festival line-up.

The Musiclounge and Room 21 join an already impressive list of venues set to host live music at this year’s event, including ARC, Ku Bar and The Georgian Theatre.

Chris Cobain, head organizer of Stockton Calling, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce our partnership with two new venues this year.”

“We feel they’re a great addition to the festival with both set to feature some fantastic bands.”

Stockton Calling will take place on Saturday March 26, 2016.

The festival features some of the country’s most loved artists, emerging musicians and the best the local music scene has to offer.

Now into its seventh year, the festival began life as a three venue, 30 act endeavour.

This year will see more than 60 bands play eight venues across Stockton.

This year's festival features more venues and more bands than ever before.

This year’s festival features more venues and more bands than ever before.

Chris Cobain said: “Every year it just gets bigger. We’re into seventh year now and it continues to go from strength to strength”.

Extra places on the bill means more places for local artists and the involvement of other local promoters.

Idle Promotions will host festivities at The Music Lounge, while Into Tomorrow have also joined the team, taking charge of The Sun Inn Stage.

Chris said:”The local music scene is thriving at the moment and the fact we can involve other promoters and have extra acts proves that”.

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Chris Cobain, the brains behind Stockton Calling, is excited about the future of the Festival.

Already announced to be performing on the new stages are Post War Glamour Girls, Bruja and Clay, as well as local favourites Goy Boy McIlroy and The Jar Family.

They join the likes of Reverend and The Makers (ARC Stage), BBC Radio One darlings Blossoms (Ku Bar) and Manchester four piece Dutch Uncles (Georgian Theatre).

Sheffield-based rockers Reverend and The Makers are set to headline this year's ARC Stage.

Sheffield-based rockers Reverend and The Makers are set to headline this year’s ARC Stage.

Advance tickets are already on sale and are priced at £16.50.

Book tickets here

For further line up details, announcements and details on how to book visit Stockton Calling’s official website or call 01642 525199.

Tickets can be purchased in person from ARC, Green Dragon Studios and The Storytellers.

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