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Primal Scream and Dexy's headline summer 2013's Stockton Weekender
PRIMAL Scream and Dexys are to headline this summer's Stockton Weekender.
Teesside’s biggest outdoor music festival returns for its third year on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.
Tees Music Alliance (TMA) has announced that Primal Scream will play on Saturday night on the banks of the River Tees.
The band, formed in 1982 by Bobby Gillespie and Jim Beattie, have released nine studio albums in their 30-year career – most notably the ground breaking Screamadelica.
They will play the Weekender after a new album, More Light, is released in May. Their first release for five years will feature Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.
Dexys, formerly Dexys Midnight Runners, top Sunday’s bill, with Scottish duo, The Proclaimers performing just before.
Dexys made a highly anticipated return to the music scene in 2012 with their fourth studio album, and a newly shortened name.
Lead singer Kevin Rowland is joined by original members Jim Paterson, Pete Williams, Mick Talbot and newest member Lucy Morgan in recreating the pop, soul, rock and new wave hybrid sound that made the band a household name.
TMA Director Paul Burns said “We’re only halfway through February, but we’re already out of the starting blocks for what promises to be another astounding year for Stockton Weekender; we just seem to consistently do better year on year in terms of attracting big names here to Teesside.
“We really hope that the local crowds will turn out in force again to support the festival – alongside what is now a small travelling army from around the country who visit Stockton-on-Tees for a great weekend of music.”
More announcements are still to come, including further acts for the Main Stage, as well as the Vela Stage, Cabaret Tent and The Georgian Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now, with early Bird prices £25 a day, £35 for the weekend and £70 for camping. Ticket prices will increase in price from May 1 onwards.
Each adult ticket entitles the holder to two free Under 14s tickets. Tickets are available online from www.stocktonweekender.co.uk or by calling 01642-606612.