Newcastle United fan Andrew Cushin set to headline Stockton’s Gathering Sounds Festival this weekend

Andrew Cushin
Andrew Cushin

Summer festival season may be over, but music fans across the North East still have a chance to enjoy music from both national and local acts this weekend in a festival setting as Gathering Sounds returns to Teesside.

For its fifth edition, the much-loved festival of emerging music The Gathering Sounds has pulled out all the stops to bring its biggest and best line up to date to venues across Stockton.

The multi-venue festival will see sets performed at the ARC at Stockton Arts Centre as well as the site’s second venue in addition to the famous KU, The Social Room, The Storytellers as well as the town’s stunning Georgian Theatre.

The lineup for Gathering Sounds Festival
The lineup for Gathering Sounds Festival

Headlining the ARC stage is Newcastle local and Newcastle United fan Andrew Cushin. The singer-songwriter released his debut album ‘Waiting For The Rain’ on Friday, September 29 and will be looking to bring a celebratory atmosphere to Teesside.

Other headline sets will come from The Skinner Brothers and Zuzu, a Scouse singer-songwriter who last performed in the North East in 2021 as part of a one day festival to say thank you to NHS workers.

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Promising commitment to supporting local bands, the region’s top up and coming artists will be opening a majority of the stages. The Redroom, High Tide, Northern Hospitality, Waves of Dread are all set to perform at earlier slots in the day.

Tickets remain available for the full day of music. They are priced at £22.50 plus fees and can be bought through the ARC website.