The Pogues will headline Saturday night at Stockton Weekender

plus Willy Mason, and Hyde & Beast

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 26th Mar 2012

The Pogues (2)

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August 2012
Stockton Riverside Park, Stockton-on-Tees, North-east England, TS18 1LP, England MAP
£30 weekend adult, £50 with camping, under 14s free
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Fri 15th Feb 2013

Saturday night headliners The Pogues lead the latest acts confirmed for Stockton Weekender happening from Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th August 2012 with their only confirmed UK date this year.

The Pogues (2)
The band, fronted by Shane MacGowan, have had a rocky history – MacGowan left the band in 1991, due to drinking problems, and The Clash front man Joe Strummer temporarily stepped in. The band, including MacGowan, are famed for their raucous live shows, and hits such as 'Irish Rover', 'Rainy Night in Soho', 'Tuesday Morning' and, most notably, number 1 hit 'Fairytale of New York' (ft Kirsty MacColl). Their Stockton appearance is currently the only UK date to be announced this year.

Tees Music Alliance Director, Paul Burns, said "Bringing a band like The Pogues into Stockton is a massive boost for Stockton Weekender – it shows that the festival is on the radar of some of the country's top booking agents and the artists they represent.

"It's a real coup to land The Pogues – and when you look at this booking, alongside that of James the following night, it has the makings of a top notch weekend for everyone."

Also appearing at Stockton Riverside Park are Willy Mason, and Hyde & Beast.

Now in it's second year the event will host Sunday night headliners James who are joined by the previously announced Simon and Oscar (Ocean Colour Scene), We Are Scientists, and The Go! Team, with more acts yet to be announced.

2012 will also see the return of a Second Stage to the festival site, which will play host to a mix of local talent and high profile acts, as well as the Tees Active Cabaret Tent which will host comedy, music and family entertainment.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

Day tickets are priced at £15, and parking an additional £10, under 14s free. A valid ticket is required for anyone aged 14 years or older; children under this age will be admitted free (up to 2 children per adult ticket holder) but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Ticket prices will increase in price from Tuesday 1st May onwards. To buy tickets, click here.

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