We are Tees Music Alliance a not-for-profit organisation operating for the benefit of musicians, their audiences, supporting industries and community groups. Our primary focus is to play our part in building a thriving live music scene in Teesside. We do this through our premises and activities - all of which are operated on a not-for-profit basis, with all income being re-cycled to provide other services and events. Our premises and activities include Recording & Rehearsal facility Green Dragon Studios, two Live music venues The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room and music festivals Stockton Weekender and Stockton Calling – two music spectaculars that take place in the heart of Stockton on Tees.
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It is with a heavy heart that we deliver the news that this years Stockton Weekender, which saw the likes of Public Enemy and Happy Mondays perform on the Riverside, was the last.
But we (Tees Music Alliance) are already working with Stockton Council and other partners to explore alternatives. The annual event, held on Stockton Riverside for the last four years, has seen the likes of Primal Scream, Seasick Steve, James, The Pogues, Maximo Park, Jake Bugg, Kodaline, Django Django and more perform.
A group of students from Trinity Sixth Form, Middlesbrough and The Academy of Music, Gateshead are set to open the Wunderbar Tent at this year’s Stockton Weekender, taking place Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July.
The project Wunderkind, meaning child prodigy, is a new initiative spearheaded by Stockton Weekender organisers Tees Music Alliance to nurture aspiration in the youth of the North East.
Stockton Weekender has been named as the only North East festival in The Guardian’s Best Boutique Festivals of 2014 list.
The list puts the event, taking place Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July, alongside critically acclaimed festivals such as Green Man, Festival No. 6, End of the Road and Hop Farm.
With prices at £32.50 a day, £50 weekend and £80 camping, Stockton Weekender comes in at one of the best value festivals on the list.
Further names have been added to the Stockton Weekender line up, taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July.
The announcement comes as the second phase of ticket prices comes to an end, with prices rising on Sunday 1st June from £30 a day, £45 weekend and £75 camping to £32.50, £50 and £80, respectively.
Tees Music Alliance, the not-for-profit organisation behind Stockton Weekender, have confirmed they will be fundraising in support of Teenage Cancer Trust at this years festival which returns for its fourth year on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July.
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Further acts have been added to the Stockton Weekender line up, taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July, including the ten man strong gypsy-blues festival legends The Urban Voodoo Machine and comedy improve troupe The Suggestibles.
The Urban Voodoo Machine will headline The Wunderbar Tent on Saturday 26th July, with the previously announced cockney wide-boy comedian Lee Nelson headlining the Tent on Sunday 27th.
Stockton Weekender has confirmed that Happy Mondays and Public Enemy will perform on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July, respectively.
Organisers, Tees Music Alliance (TMA), have also announced that Stockton Borough residents will receive a 20% discount when booking tickets for the event. The revelation comes at the end of the Early Bird price and the introduction of day tickets.
Britpop innovators Shed Seven head a string of new names that have been added to this year’s Stockton Weekender, the North East’s biggest outdoor music festival, taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July.
Shed Seven, along with acts such as Hyde & Beast, Laurel, New Electric Ride, Weird Shapes, Red Kite, Dark Bells, Lilliput and PALACE join the previously announced Public Enemy, Happy Mondays, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Peter Hook & The Light, Reverend & The Makers, The Amazing Snakeheads and comedian Lee Nelson, at this years event.
Super producer turned super singer-songwriter, Ethan Johns returns to The Georgian Theatre with brand new material from his new album, The Reckoning.
This is a seated event so tickets are limited, last years event sold out in advance - early booking recommended! Book online here.
The raucously unstoppable Palma Violets are bringing 'The Bog Tour' - a tour of smaller venues they've not plaed before - to The Georgian Theatre on Thursday 17th April.
The event is being presented by Middlesbrough promoter The Kids Are Solid Gold. Tickets are likely to sell out quickly, book now to avoid disappointment.
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An excellent opportunity for a young person wishing to gain experience in the events industry; the successful candidate will join a small team of people delivering weekly music events and other activities – including our festivals programme.
American hip-hop heroes Public Enemy will headline one of the North East’s biggest outdoor music festival, Stockton Weekender, as it returns for its fourth year on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July, event organisers Tees Music Alliance (TMA) have revealed.
TMA have also announced that Happy Mondays, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Peter Hook & The Light, Reverend & The Makers and The Amazing Snakeheads will also perform across the two outdoor stages and comedian Lee Nelson will headline in The Wunderbar Tent.
Stockton’s quirkiest venue is celebrating two years of being open with a night of music featuring Sunderland band Lilliput, Cattle & Cane front man Joe Hammill and Bluebuds singer Justin Boulton on Saturday 8th March.
The Green Room, which is tucked inside of Green Dragon Studios just footsteps from sister venue The Georgian Theatre, has had an impressive role-call of artists grace it’s small stage since opening in 2012. 2013 saw the likes of Bob Log III, Luke Sital-Singh, The Family Rain and Frank Hamilton all playing to adoring crowds.
Teesside’s multi-venue, genre spanning, talent chocced music event Stockton Calling has unleashed another string of exciting names for its fifth year, taking place on Saturday 19th April.
Joining Young Rebel Set, Space, Public Service Broadcasting, Chris Helme, Baby Strange, Collectors Club and We Are Knuckle Dragger as headliners is the critically acclaimed Paul Thomas Saunders, who will close the day on the Kids Are Solid Gold (TKASG) curated stage at The Storytellers.
Liverpool Britpop heroes Space will headline the talent packed KU stage at this years Stockton Calling, taking place Saturday 19th April.
Two further stages, of an eight-stage extravaganza, have been revealed for this years Stockton Calling on Saturday 19th April, featuring Seahorses hero Chris Helme and up and coming Glaswegian act Baby Strange.
19 more acts have been announced, for The Sun Inn and The Vault, from an overall line up that will feature 68 artists throughout the day playing across venues in Stockton Town Centre.
Promoters Grass Route return to curate The Sun Inn stage after an incredible debut in 2013 which saw the venue operating a one in, one out system from the doors opening due to demand.
Stockton’s multi-venue musical delight Stockton Calling and Teesside’s last remaining record store Sound It Out are joining forces with a host of live sessions, starting on Saturday 22nd February. In the lead up to Saturday 19th April, which is not only the date of the fifth Stockton Calling but also that of 2014’s international Record Store Day, the much loved store will host a string of local acts set to play the festival.
We are delighted to announce that award winning reggae artist Finley Quaye will be live at The Georgian Theatre on Friday 4th April.
Edinburgh born singer Quaye shot to fame in 1997 with the release of his multi-platinum selling album Maverick A Strike which featured hits singles Sunday Shining, Your Love Gets Sweeter, Even After All and It’s Great When We’re Together.
A further nine acts have been announced, from a line up tipping 60 artists, for this years Stockton Calling which takes place across Stockton’s biggest and brightest venues on Saturday 19th April.
The latest stage to be revealed is Stockton’s quirkiest venue The Green Room, which is nestled inside of Green Dragon Studios, just footsteps away from The Georgian Theatre.
North East music and culture connoisseurs NARC. Magazine have curated the stage, after an incredibly successful debut in 2013 which saw the venue packed out from start to finish.
Tickets for Stockton Weekender 2014 will go on sale on Monday 10th February. Early Bird Weekend tickets priced £35 will be on sale first with day tickets being released on 1st April.
This year we're offering the option to pay in instalments, and we’re also working on a plan to reward locally based customers – which we’ll be revealing once the early bird period has finished. However, tickets won’t drop below the early bird prices – so buy early! For full details click below. We'll have line up announcements coming shortly...
An all North East line up for the H.M Bark Endeavour, the newest stage at this year’s Stockton Calling, has been released topped by Teesside band Collectors Club.
Hot on the heels of the announcement that Young Rebel Set will headline the ARC stage at the event on Saturday 19th April, the organisers have revealed the names of the acts set to perform on the stage down on the River Tees.
The multi-venue, genre encompassing festival Stockton Calling is celebrating its fifth year with the announcement of a new stage and that Teesside’s prodigal sons Young Rebel Set will headline the event’s biggest stage at ARC.
After three consecutive sell outs, and an ever increasing venue count, the festival organisers are delighted to confirm that the H.M Bark Endeavour, located on Stockton’s Riverside, will be added to this year’s event taking place on Saturday 19th April.
We're delighted to confirm that Stockton Weekender will return on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. We'll have some exciting line up news and ticket information coming very soon...
It's been a great start to the year at The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room, and our first gigs haven't even got under way yet!
The Ska Beats & The Roundels, The Space Agency and Kirk Brandon have all sold out, and Drenge, The Purnells and Duke Special are all close to selling out too.
Don't miss on great live music, right on your doorstep! Book in advance over at our LIVE section.
The visually and audibly captivating Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) has been confirmed as the first headline act for the fifth multi-venue extravaganza Stockton Calling, taking place Saturday 19 April 2014.
The “Genuinely original, innovating and amazing” (ArtRocker) duo will headline The Georgian Theatre stage at the Easter Saturday event, which is heading in to its fifth year and will be in search of its fourth consecutive sell out.
Take some of the biggest names in live music (Public Enemy, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, Seasick Steve, James, the Pogues, Maximo Park, Dexys), sprinkle in acts on the brink of super stardom (Jake Bugg, Kodaline, Django Django), add a healthy dollop of local and regional talent (Young Rebel Set, Cattle & Cane, The Chapman Family, The Lake Poets, B>E>A>K, Weird Shapes, Collectors Club, to name a few), mix in a few laughs for good measure (Craig Campbell, Richard Herring, Alun Cochrane), pop some lovely festival extras on the side including a boutique style shopping spot and a photo booth, top it off with an unbelievable crowd and an incredible atmosphere and you have the recipe for "a gem of a festival that serves the North East in fine fashion" (Clash Online).
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