The Smiths paid a flying visit to Dock Rock while they were in the region on a recording session. Morrissey said at the time: "We were watching a television programme in our hotel room when we saw a piece about Dock Rock and thought we would pop down for a look. "It is very impressive and the band line-up is really good."

Nine pictures which capture the stars, the fans and the magic at Hartlepool's Dock Rock

The stars came out for Dock Rock and not just on the stage.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 10 July, 2019, 16:45

There were thousands of people who watched the three-day music festival which was held 33 years ago this month.

But do you remember the other stars who came along. The ones who’d heard about Dock Rock and turned up to watch?

Take a look through our photo spread for a reminder of who they were and for some more shots from the music fest.

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