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A new music and comedy festival is set to launch in Darlington on Saturday 22nd September, as Last Train Home Festival is set to bring incredible musical acts alongside some of the best funny folk at venues and spaces around Darlington train station.

All brought together by music collective Tracks, who’ve worked in association with Arts Council England and Creative Darlington all working alongside Hilarity Bites Comedy Club and us right here at NARC. Magazine, it’s set to be an amazing cultural venture for Darlington. The venues include Theatre Hullabaloo, Hogans, Darlington, St John the Evangelist, Darlington, The Greyhound and Legacy Skate Store and it all makes the most of Darlington’s excellent transport links.

There’s some amazing regional talent on show and the best of local favourites too. The comedy stage takes over at The Greyhound, there’s Manchester five-piece PINS headlining the Hullabaloo stage while surf-pop rock from The Van T’s, post-punk from The Howl & The Hum, experimental electro from Ronald Raygun are other standouts.

Headlining the Hogans stage are surreal psych-punks The Lovely Eggs, and the first artists unveiled for the NARC Magazine stage are gritty, gospel inspired singer songwriter Eve Conway and gothic psych act Sticky Pearls, whilst Endem, Rex Regis, Jister and Shakk bring rap to Legitimate Anarchy’s stage at Legacy Skate Store.

Hilarity Bites’ comedy stage at finds Cal Halbert, Steve Shanyaski, Eddy Brimson, Ruth Cockburn, Sully O’Sullivan and a whole load more too. There really is a lot on offer here, and drifting between stages is a must, as Darlington shows it’s home to an ever burgeoning cultural scene.

Last Train Home Festival arrives at various Darlington venues on Saturday 22nd September.

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