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Stockton Stages: First acts confirmed for Stockton's newest festival

26 May 2017

Stockton's new music and comedy festival is just under eight weeks away - and the line-up is taking shape fast!

Image of the Stockton Stages opening banner

Stockton Stages takes place from Thursday, July 20 to Saturday, July 22 and will see Stockton town centre play host to an array of free and ticketed events.

First to be announced are Essex quintet Eliza and the Bear, Scalesia, and Cellar Door, who will rock the Georgian Theatre from 7pm on Friday, July 21.

And from 7.30pm on the same night, nearby Ku Bar will welcome The Sherlocks, fresh from their sold out UK tour last year, alongside Catalyse, and Oddity Road to the stage.

And more exciting news is set to follow, with the announcement of ARC's headline opening night comedian still to come.

There's a host of free entertainment too - Saturday, July 22 will see Patrick Monahan, Jay Foreman and others perform family comedy in Stockton High Street.

And there's free live music in the Green Dragon Yard, Bishop Street Car Park and The Storytellers with the likes of the Phat Tyrtles, Funk Collective, Weekend Sun, and Hip Hop Hooray all on the bill.

Other activities include a Record Market, silent discos, mass karaoke and a peculiar town centre walk.