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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Calling on Stockton for award support

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Issued on behalf of Tees Music Alliance

STOCKTON Calling, a one day music festival showcasing local and national talent at venues throughout the town centre, has been nominated for two national awards.

The popular event, which takes place every year on Easter Saturday and regularly sells out in advance, is in the running for the ‘Best Small Festival’ and ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards.

This year’s event featured national bands such as Blossoms and Reverend and The Makers alongside emerging local acts Matt Wilde and Dressed Like Wolves.

Paul Burns, of Tees Music Alliance – one of Stockton Calling’s organising partners, said: “Stockton Calling is a real team effort involving a host of town centre venues, some great local promoters and, of course, some amazing artists. We’re delighted that we’ve been nominated in these two categories.”

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “It is fantastic to see Stockton Calling getting the national recognition that it deserves by being nominated for these prestigious awards.

“The festival really highlights the wonderful reputation of both our local music scene and the fantastic venues we have on our doorstep delivering first class events on a regular basis.”

To vote for Stockton Calling, visit

Voting closes on Friday 28 October 2016 and the official awards ceremony takes place on Monday 28 November 2016.

Stockton Calling will return for 2017 in March. Information about the line-up of acts and tickets will be available in due course at

Stockton Calling is put together by Tees Music Alliance, ARC and KU – working alongside a range of venues and bars located within Stockton Town Centre.

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