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With the aim of showcasing some of Teesside’s most exciting emerging musicians, the all-day Heelapalooza festival is a surefire highlight of the summer festival calendar, and organisers aren’t about to let a worldwide pandemic interfere with their plans.

On Saturday 9th May they’ll be bringing Heelapalooza direct to your own home, as they stream live performances across two stages: the Facebook Live stage and the Instagram Live stage.

Artists taking part in the festival include Leeds’ alt. rockers Dead Naked Hippies, psych popsters Van Houten, local rock act Motherland, songwriting duo Komparrison, ‘Boro rapper Eyeconic, noisy math band Kkett, thoughtful pop courtesy of Mt. Misery and engaging songwriter Finn Forster among many others, plus a Q&A from alt. grrrl band VENUS.

I really want Heelapalooza House Party to allow people to forget about the world outside at least for the day, with a typically eclectic Heelapalooza line-up ready to entertain them and create unique memories for everyone involved.” Says organiser Aaron Lythe. “I also hope that it can offer a platform for all involved to stay creative and connect with fans, new and old, at a time that is proving difficult to do so.”

Each performer will be raising money for a charity of their choice, with donation links advertised alongside their sets. Follow Heelapalooza across their social media pages on the day, where they’ll direct audiences to the artists’ pages. “It’ll be just like a real festival but instead of going to a venue you’re going to the artists Facebook or Instagram page!”

Heelapalooza House Party takes place on Saturday 9th May

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