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2024 is up and running and for many local music fans, their attention turns to the region’s first big music event of the year, aka Stockton Calling, which takes place on Saturday 30th March.

The festival, which is co-promoted by Tees Music Alliance, ARC and KU Promotions, has stoked the flames of excitement by announcing their second wave of artists to play across their stages, with plenty of exciting acts set to do their thing. 

In total, 19 new artists have been announced, with Hartlepool rockers, Venus Grrls headlining the prestigious BBC Music Introducing  Stage at Sticky’s; Dilettante return to their Teesside roots to headline the NARC. Stage at The Green Room; and Deep Tan (who supported Queens Of The Stone Age at their show at The Globe in November) return to Stockton to play the Noisy Daughters Stage at The Link.

The other artists announced are Wingz of the Monkey, Gone Tomorrow, Marina Josephina, Dossers, Cortney Dixon, Melanie Baker, Dayzies, Ivies and Emily Rowan who will fly the flag for the North-East. They’ll be joined by visitors from the national touring circuit, including Noisy, Tina Sandwich, G!RLBAND, Pretty Velvet, Brodie Milner, Safe At Any Speed and Wings of Desire.

The artists that have been added join a plethora of musical talent that has been announced previously and features the likes of The Enemy, Corella, The Bluetones, CVC, The Lilacs, Deadletter, All Before, DAWKS, Sarah  Johnsone, Scruffy Bear, Cat Ryan, Hannah Robinson, Hector Gannet, No Teeth, TV Death,  Ed Cosens, Ellur, Fashion Tips, Gemma Rodgers, Good Cop Bad Cop, Lizzie Reid,  Reignmaker, Spilemann, Sun King, The Chase, The Guestlist, The Kairos and The Tubs.

Chris Cobain, of Stockton Calling co-organiser Tees Music Alliance, explains how delighted he is with this new wave of announcements; 

It’s been a busy autumn and early winter for a lot of these artists – so we’ve been holding  back on quite a few announcements to let other commitments take place. 

Now we’re able to let these cats out of the Stockton Calling bag, it’s going to make for some  exciting route planning for ticket holders – there’ll be something great in every venue for  people to see.

Tickets for the event are £40 and can be purchased from the Stockton Calling website.

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