Saturday 26th March
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Stockton Calling returns with over 60 bands across 8 venues in just one day on Saturday 26th March!
This year sees a balance between established and up and coming acts from across the country and the north east itself. Sheffield indie rock group Reverend and the Makers are set to headline the stage at the ARC; he band, which is fronted by lyrical master and self-acclaimed poet John McClure, will be performing tracks from their five albums including their debut single ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World,’ to their latest album Mirrors.
Manchester indie baroque group Dutch Uncles are headlining at the Georgian Theatre. Well known for their use of atypical time signatures within a pop context, as well as the androgynous vocals and dance moves of their front man. Dutch Uncles influences include King Crimson, Steve Reich, XTC and Talking Heads amongst many and they are clear to see in their well written lyrical Indie gems.
At KU Bar, Blossoms will be heading up the bill. The Stockport based five piece who released their debut single ‘Blow’ at the end of 2014, have gone from strength to strength since forming in 2013 – with sell out shows in London and three sold out Manchester dates whilst also performing at the prestigious SXSW festival amongst many others.
Elsewhere, the Green Room is headlined by Warm Digits, the Northern English duo that, in the words of legendary DJ/producer Andrew Wetherall, create “machine funk kraut-a-delia – it’s rather lovely!” Warm Digits wear their influences on their sleeves, their live drums, guitar and electronics betraying a love of Neu!, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, My Bloody Valentine and Boards Of Canada.
Music Lounge headliners Post War Glamour Girls bring Brooding yet glamorous post-punk from Leeds. Their new album “Pink Fur” was recently released to critical acclaim and they were a crowd favourite at last year’s Stockton Calling Festival. Think Tom Waits fronting LCD Soundsystem.
They’re all backed up by a combination of some of the UK and the region’s biggest emerging bands.
Many more acts and stages are yet to confirm their line up, but Stockton Calling 2016 is set to be the biggest yet!
Tickets: £16.50 advance. On the day £18