Stockton’s Gathering Sounds Festival returns on Saturday 25th September to take over some of the town’s venues to showcase emerging musical talent.

The festival boasts a mixture of acts that have already been snapped up for tours and festivals next year, as well as supporting the best grass roots artists at the very start of their musical journey.

Here are three reasons why you should snap up a ticket before they are all gone!

1. Experience live music in amazing Stockton spaces

Since its launch in 2018 by one of the team behind Stockton Calling, the festival has cemented itself as a mainstay in the town’s music calendar. With performances in award-winning venues such as ARC, KU and The Georgian Theatre, as well as popular intimate spots like The Green Room and Storytellers, you will find a different musical experience at every turn.

2. Witness the next big thing!

Not only can you discover your own new favourite artist at Gathering Sounds Festival, but you could also witness the next big thing!

The promoters behind the festival have previously brought acts such as Wolf Alice, Friendly Fires, Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The 1975, and Reverend and the Makers to the region before they went onto much bigger things.

Previous events have also played host to Lady Bird, Sports Team, and local heroes Avalanche Party and Dylan Cartlidge. The event has expanded in size and planning for this year and bands already announced include Red Rum Club, The Mysterines, and Sophie and the Giants.

3. Support emerging talent

The Green Room line-up features three of the north east’s most promising acts in Motherland, a five-piece rock band who blend a range of styles, St Buryan, who blur the line between pop-punk and indie-rock, and Emu, who will open proceedings in the afternoon with their inimitable alternative rock. The Storytellers will host Teesside rockers, We Tibetans, including former members of cult heroes Young Rebel Set, who will warm things up nicely early in the day.

Get your live music fix at Gathering Sounds Festival on Saturday 25th September from 1pm.

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