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ARC’s theatre space is transformed into a music venue for Stockton Calling. For this event we’re calling it ARC 2 and it’s situated on the ground floor.

Curating this years stage are promoters The Kids Are Solid Gold; a promoter based in the North East of England. They are responsible early shows across the region by many of the UK’s most successful acts including Mumford & Sons, James Bay, The Vaccines, FanfarloFatherson, The Howl & The Hum and The Snuts. The promoter is a fervent champion of the very best in new and emerging acts and also co-promotes Twisterella Festival, Songs From Northern Britain and also is responsible for the North East’s new showcase event, NXTGN. 

Access information

ARC’s building is fully wheelchair accessible. There is level flooring throughout the building. A lift is available. There are accessible toilets on every floor. ARC 2 is located on the ground floor of the building.

Find out more about access at the festival.



HYYTS is formed of Glaswegian natives Adam and Sam, whose brotherhood has shaped them from their bedroom beginnings to unashamedly and rapidly infiltrating the pop landscape. With a sonic palette that traverses pop and electronic, their sound amalgamates the euphoria of the 80’s pop and modern sensibilities, journeying from underground club culture to production laced with brooding beats and soaring pop ambition.

Retro Video Club

Built up of anthemic indie singles, Retro Video Club have established themselves as one of the most promising indie bands in the UK. Sold out headline shows in 2019 and support slots alongside The Hunna, The Libertines and The Vaccines have resulted in the band building a powerful show not to be missed.

Swim School

Swim school absorb influence from a wide range of genres; from 90’s grunge to modern indie and dream-pop. The release of their 2021 debut EP, ‘making sense of it all’ saw vocalist & guitarist Alice Johnson enter the same space occupied by the likes of Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice) and Juliette Jackson (The Big Moon) – tackling delicate subjects with a vibrant yet evocative presence.

moa moa

United by their love of wonky, chonky pop, friends Dan Byrne, Connor James, Sophie Parkes, and Matt Taylor assembled alongside songwriter and producer James Ratcliffe in 2019 to form moa moa. A mission statement emerged – to create unpredictable, ambitious, and hook-laden songs that take all the best bits from their diverse musical backgrounds.

Frankie Beetlestone

A new distinctive voice in British genre-melting indie pop, Frankie Beetlestone emerges as a star who self-writes and produces all of his music from his bedroom in Sheffield. Frankie’s music is unforgivingly genre-bending, exploring tumultuous relationships, heartbreak and the ache and pleasure of growing up.


Originally from New Zealand, Glasgow-based MOY is already quickly establishing a reputation for a mix of dream pop infused with dark overtones, and retro style indie-rock melodies. Expect dynamic guitar riffs, addictive hooks, and beautifully constructed lyrics that combine to create to something completely captivating.

Cara Rose

Cara Rose is a 5ft tune writing rocket from Glasgow. Exploring what it means to be a young person in these uncertain times, Cara’s soulful musings have won over fans young and old. Her direct, passionate and insightful lyrics hold no punches as they traverse topics of young love, humanity and political discourse.

Mt. Misery

It would be easy to shower Mt. Misery with the kind of shimmering west coast plaudits previously reserved for cult luminaries like Arthur Lee and Dennis Wilson, but the more prosaic truth would be that Muscle Beach and palm trees are about as far removed from the windswept headland of their hometown of Hartlepool as it’s possible to be. The songs of their debut album Once Home, No Longer reflect a timeless but beautiful heartbreak for fans of Real Estate, Whitney and Alvvays, but under the surface, there is a mature determination to succeed that can only be cultivated in the working-class environs of a northern town.

Line-ups are subject to change.




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