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Famed for its cobbled streets, trains, and Vic Reeves, Darlington isn’t somewhere I’d usually head for an afternoon on the tiles. Fast forward to Sunday 11th June though, and the sleepy market town is playing host to an impressive day long festival of local, emerging music. With five stages across three venues and tickets at only seven quid a pop, as Sundays go, it’s set to be a good one.

If the sun is out, be sure to find a spot next to the Outbox Stage, and catch Darlo’s own Eve Conway. Soulful, powerful and set to be successful, the singer songwriter is definitely one to watch. Hole in the Wall are flying the flag for female soloists too, with dream pop sensation Keiandra headlining their Soapbox Stage.

For hip-hop fans, Avalon has you covered, with Middlesbrough born rapper Jister taking the main spot. Earlier in the day, look out for Kay Greyson, who’s made her name supporting the likes of Pharaoh Monche and Akala. This time though, she’ll be sharing the stage with her brother, Rex Regis. If thrashing guitars more your thing, then see the raucous Avalanche Party, who headlining Avalon’s Jukebox Stage with a host of other emerging alt rock talent.

With over thirty acts gracing the town’s stages, Music Box is helping to secure the North East’s place on the map. What better way to start festival season than on your doorstep?

Music Box Festival takes place on Sunday 11th June at various stages in Darlington.

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