Darlington is having a weekend of fun with live music, quizzes and DJs for Groovefest 2024.

The event will kick off with a quiz at 7pm in the Market Hall in the town centre.

There are lots of events and genres of music available to see over the weekend, we will include the full schedule below.

You will be able to enjoy disco, soul and motown classics.

Here is the full timetable for the weekend:

Thursday 16th May 

7pm The Hippodrome                  Greatest Hits of Motown 

7pm Market Hall                           Themed Quiz Night   - Disco, Funk, Soul and Motown           

Friday 17th May 

7pm The Forum                            Cold Flame 

7pm Angels Cut                             Bradley Thompson 

7pm Red Lion                                Lee Paul’s Soul Show 

7-9pm The Vault                            DJ Neil Massey and Jonathan Woodliffe 

7:30pm Crooners Champagne    Bar Let EM Stu 

8pm The Quakerhouse                 Moonlight Zoo, Caitlin Morrow  

8pm Miss Ruby’s                           Ryon the DJ 

8-10pm Boot & Shoe                     Bethcha By Golly Wow 

8:30pm Turks Head                       DJ Ben 

9pm Old English Gentleman         So What 

9pm Ignite                                     Wriggy and Sean Gilly 

Saturday 18th May 

12-4pm Market Hall                       Young DJ’s TBC 

3-7pm Tapas Bar (Bondgate)        Outdoor DJ Mike Stead plus special guests (Classic funky vibes) 

3-5pm The Dolphin Centre           Big Gig Little Gig TBC 

5-7pm Bar Forno                           Saxosoul DJ 

7pm The Forum                             The Callows 

7pm The Orb                                  DJ Andy Talc – Soul, Funk & Groove 

7pm Tapas Bar                               Kerrison Collective 

7pm Miss Ruby’s                            Ryon the DJ 

8pm The Flyer  

8pm Crooners Champagne Bar     Rachel Fawcett with Alex Fawcett 

8:30pm Turks Head                        DJ Azz 

9pm The Quakerhouse                  Spanish Battery 

9pm Ignite                                      Wriggy and Sean Gilly 

Sunday 19th May 

3-7pm Tapas Bar (Bondgate)          Outdoor DJ Mike Stead plus special guests (Classic funky vibes) 

2-4pm Bar Forno                            Saxosoul DJ 

4pm The Golden Cock  

4:30pm The Turks Head                 Melt (Soul Band) 

5pm Red Lion                                 Claire Page the Soulstress 

5pm Boot & Shoe                           Joe Black 

6pm The Quakerhouse                  Stoney Broke 

7pm Old English Gentleman          It's Raining 80s 

7pm Tapas Bar                              Christy McAllister 

A spokesperson for Explore Darlington said: "Groovefest music weekend. A weekend of disco, soul and motown classic in Darlington.

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"Visit our town centre venues to see artists, DJ and musicians performing classics that we all love.

"The programme will be available to collect to find out where to go throughout the weekend.

"Kicking Off on Thursday 16th May with a themed quiz and the market hall or The Greatest Hits of Mowtown at the Hippodrome."