Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Ready Y to Hear the Ca Alling; STOCKTON CALLING

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Ready Y to Hear the Ca Alling; STOCKTON CALLING

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THE multi-venue, genre-encompassing festival Stockton Calling is heading for its fourth consecutive sell-out. Taking place tomorrow, the event is boasting a line up of more than 60 acts, spanning across eight stages around Stockton Town Centre.

Young Rebel Set, Public Service Broadcasting, Space, Paul Thomas Saunders, Chris Helme, Collectors Club, We Are Knuckle Dragger and Baby Strange head the eight stages for what is the events biggest year so far.

After three consecutive sellouts, the event has expanded year on year since its 2010 conception; starting with ARC, KU and The Georgian Theatre, it has since gone on to draw in The Sun Inn, The Vault, The Storytellers, The Green Room and now the HM Bark Endeavour down on Stockton's Riverside.

Headlining the festivals biggest stage, at ARC, this year will be Stockton five-piece Young Rebel Set, who ended 2013 with a sell-out show at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

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Liverpool Britpop heroes Space, famous for hits including Female Of The Species and Me And You Versus The World, will headline the talent packed KU stage, with much lauded acts Superfood, Spring King, LSA and Sundara Karma highlighting the festivals ability to draw in buzzworthy acts and line them up along talented Teesside acts like The Panoramic, Mondays Company and Rambler.

The Georgian Theatre bill is to be topped by the visually and audibly captivating Public Service Broadcasting, who had a breakthrough year in 2013 with their debut album being voted in numerous 'Best of 2013' lists, most notably 6Music's.

London psych blues six-piece Lola Colt, epic indie Teessiders Abel Raise The Cain, alt-rock grunged up trio Bleech, freewheelin' cosmic blues act The Dead Indians, rough and ready rock and rollers Davey BandMan, abrasive blues-rock outlet Gallery Circus and brand new Teesside band producing charmingly nostalgic 90s tunes Mouses complete the line up. …

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