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A brand new multi-venue music festival is aiming to bring sunshine to Redcar and raise money for local charity Redcar and Cleveland Mind. Waiting For The Sun festival will take place on Sunday 5th May at The Halt and upstairs at O’Grady’s and will feature 12 of Teesside’s finest acts. Included on the bill are odd-pop outfit Head Of Light Entertainment, pop-funk act The Lulas, indie racket makers Giraffes, pop-punk quartet The Midnight Drive, acoustic commentators Komparrison, alt-rockers The Grizwoldz, riff heavy trio Whale Hill, singer/songwriter Jack Dobson, atmospheric soundscapers The G.F. Bruce Band, indie troubadours The Shore Brothers, melodic double act WARD and garage rock ‘n’ rollers Raising Romulus.

On top of raising money for charity the event also hopes to do good for Redcar’s local music scene as festival organiser Neil Dooley is keen to point out.  “Redcar has a great history as a live music town with the likes of Cream and The Who performing here in the past but the town has become dominated by cover bands in recent years. We’ve become the poor relative to Middlesbrough and Stockton. Waiting For The Sun will put Redcar back on the map as a major player in the area and will hopefully kick start other events. We’re already planning an even bigger festival for 2020.”

Make sure you bring a bit of sunshine to your bank holiday weekend. Event starts from 2.30pm and advanced tickets are £12 and are available from Rita’s Pantry Micropub, Black Slab Records and online.

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