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If I had a pound for the number of artists playing 2022’s MUNRO Festival that ALSO released a cover of Wham’s Last Christmas in December 2020, I’d have two quid. Which isn’t a lot, but it is a peculiar coincidence. (I’ll let you figure out which of the two acts.)

Saturday 7th May signifies the return of MUNRO Festival to Stockton’s Georgian Theatre and The Green Room. After a socially distanced 2021, the event is charging head on for a safe and thrilling 2022. This jam-packed day starts at 2pm, and features some of the most sensational acts from the nation’s indie scene, with a particularly tasty line-up from the North East too.

The all-dayer is headlined by Liverpool’s Red Rum Club, a band that fluently blends indie rock and pop into a joyful concoction, best seen on tracks like the up-beat Eleanor, taken from their celebrated 2020 album, The Hollow of Humdrum, which received much praise. Joining them at the Georgian Theatre will be indie quintet The Rah’s, Newcastle’s own purveyors of electro sounds Motel Carnation, grungy rock act Holly Rees, Stockton Britpoppers The Collectors and Welsh singer-songwriter Megan Wyn. In the Georgian’s bar, catch sets from emotional pop songwriter Sophia, the unique vocal talents of Ruby J and local singer-songwriter Jen Dixon.

Over at The Green Room, the headline slot is taken up by London’s Cruel Hearts Club, known for their energetic and punk-influenced bangers. They’ll be joined by hotly-tipped locals The Redroom, alt. rockers Abnorm, Hartlepool songwriter Alfie Blue and post-punk newbies Marines.

MUNRO festival takes place at The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room, Stockton on Saturday 7th May.


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