Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

This Summer's Blockbuster Events Are Here; Some of Teesside Biggest Summer Events Are on Their Way - Take a Look

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

This Summer's Blockbuster Events Are Here; Some of Teesside Biggest Summer Events Are on Their Way - Take a Look

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STOCKTON INTERNATIONAL RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL - Wednesday, July 28-Sunday, August 1 The 23rd SIRF kicks off on tomorrow bringing a packed programme of weird and wonderful arts and street theatre to town.

SIRF events will be taking place across the town - along Stockton High Street, at Parish Gardens and Trinity Green.

Scores of performers are taking part in this year's SIRF and highlights include Electric Hotel, a beautiful after-dark outdoor spectacle, presented by Fuel.

Other breathtaking acts including Wired Aerial Theatre Company.

On Saturday hundreds of local people will be taking to the streets of Stockton for the SIRF's Community Carnival along Stockton High Street to Trinity Green.

And Pyrotechnics are at the heart of this year's unmissable finale on Sunday, August 1, at Trinity Green thanks to Bombs Per Minute from Commandos Percu. The company has travelled the world with its groundbreaking percussion and fireworks.

. Plan your visit by logging onto www.sirf.co.uk STOCKTON RIVERSIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL -Friday, July 30-Sunday, August 1 Running along side SIRF, the Fringe will see thousands rocking down by the Riverside.

Not in its 20th years, the event's main stage headliners include The Human League, The Lightning Seeds, Mercury Rev - pictured right - and Calvin Harris.

There's more music on the acoustic stage, which features a busy line-up including Andy Jones and The Norton Rockets, Paul Liddell, Colin Holt Band and Teesside's own Elaine Palmer.

There's also be lots of laughs in the Comedy Tent. Scores of comics are heading for Stockton including North-eastener Sarah Millican and US favourite Reginald D Hunter. And there's more - with a Fringe music programme also taking place at Stockton's Georgian Theatre.

. Get the full line-up at www.fringefestival.co.uk BILLINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL - Saturday, August 7 to Saturday, August 14 This fantastic event is now in its 46th year. …

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