The Georgian Theatre Stage

Stockton’s oldest and longest serving dedicated music venue, The Georgian Theatre, is currently undergoing a refurbishment in order to provide additional audience capacity, as well as a new cafe and bar space.

The Georgian Theatre is home to Tees Music Alliance, who have been promoting music and providing services to artists and audiences for over 30 years.

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9.45pm Cattle & Cane

Led by siblings Joe and Helen Hammill, Cattle & Cane have the ability to shift even the hardest of hearts with their perfect, soaring harmonies. Their brand new album ‘Mirrors’ is released on Friday 28th April and as part of the celebrations, the band will be headlining The Georgian Theatre stage at this year’s Stockton Calling festival on Saturday 15th April.

“We love playing on Teesside! We’re so lucky to have such an amazing fanbase and being able to headline a local festival like Stockton Calling means a lot to us” said Helen. “We can’t wait for people to hear our new album and we’re really excited about getting out there and playing songs from it live” said Joe.

No strangers to the festival circuit, 2016 saw the band perform at acclaimed tastemaker showcases such as Reeperbahn Festival, Live At Leeds and Evolution Emerging, as well as at some of the UK’s finest boutique events including Cornbury, Deer Shed and Bingley Music Live.

Last year also saw the band tour abroad for the first time with shows in Germany, Malta and Belgium, while a sold-out 1,000 capacity hometown show at The Middlesbrough Empire ensured a triumphant finale to 2016.


11pm Vic Galloway

We’re pleased to announce that established and respected broadcaster, journalist and author Vic Galloway will be performing a DJ set after Cattle & Cane at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton.

With 17 years of experience from 1999 to the present day he has presented weekly music programmes for the BBC, including 11 years broadcasting for Radio 1. He continues on BBC Radio Scotland every Monday night playing new and emerging music, offering exposure and LIVE sessions to the country’s best acts first. He also regularly contributes to BBC 6 Music; presenting shows, documentaries and specials for the network.



8.30pm Kingsley Chapman and The Murder

Kingsley Chapman and The Murder are a dark, theatrical and breathtakingly intense live act. Combining lush pianos, trumpets and violins with crushing guitars and pounding drums they perform what they describe as “cabaret death songs”. Sadly this is the final performance from Teesside’s brooding anti-heroes, who will be saying farewell with an emotional hometown display of ‘modern British popular music’ draped in political angst and Gothic flair.

“…phenomenal…” NARC magazine

“…soaring…” The Line of Best Fit

“…uncompromising, genre-defying and ultimately gripping to both watch and hear.” Little Indie Blogs

“…one of the finest declarations of love you’ll hear in a long time.” Gypsy Death and You

“…Kingsley Chapman live, is intense, thrilling and brilliant.” Kitmonsters


7.30pm Mouses

A tour de force that has torn around Teesside stages and made themselves a firm local favourite, last years escapades saw them play Reading and Leeds festival as well as release their wild debut album.


6.30pm Crows

It might be cliche, but there’s no one doing what Crows are right now. There’s an intensity and a darkness to the band and their songs that no other groups – new or established – are capturing as successfully, while placing them in a genre is no easy task. Although they’ve combined elements of garage, punk, psych and more in their music so far.


5.30pm Francobollo

Francobollo are a multi talented, multi national band, having previously been session musicians for some of the UK’s rising stars they have now crafted their own sound, the wander between genres and soundscapes led by screaming vocals, scratchy guitars and weird sounds.



4.30pm The Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band

Girl Sweat (fronted by the great northern beast of noise known as ‘Sweat’) has been pushing the limits of the garage-rock’n’roll-noise party throughout the U.K via his live masses since 2013. He was to be the conduit to guide the lost through the darkness into bliss via the power of noise, drone, groove and partying. Transcending the audience into the liminal world of unparalleled joy through a cataclysmic, krautedelic onslaught with The Pleasure Temple Ritual Band. A rotating door of members means live rituals can include upto 10 people, featurting tribal percussion, unyeilding guitar attacks, a cocophany of synth and sax and howling vocals. Come to Temple, witness the beauty and get down.

They may well be the ultimate festival band.


3.30pm The Magick Godmothers

The Magick Godmothers have done nothing but inspire and excite every time they have played since they burst onto the Teesside music scene several years ago. Made up of members of Avalanche Party and The Approved, their infectious brand of Soulful Psychedelic Blues has already gained them many fans, not just in Teesside but also across Europe and the US.



2.20pm Allusondrugs

We wanted to kick of the Georgian Theatre stage in party mode this year and we think Allusondrugs are the band to do that.

Having already headlined The Sun Inn stage in previous years and appeared at almost every festival going Allusondrugs deliver a trippy injection of bulldozing riffs, hypnotic vocals and mosh pit igniting fury.





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