Famous names from the world of music to have played Hartlepool

Ocean Colour Scene perform during the Tall Ships Races festival in 2010.
Ocean Colour Scene perform during the Tall Ships Races festival in 2010.

Hartlepool is suddenly the unexpected place to be for music lovers with rapper Tine Tempah and indie stalwarts Cast both appearing here over the summer.

While the bigger names usually head to Newcastle, Sunderland or Middlesbrough, the town has still hosted a number of famous acts over the years.