Who’s on and when at Hartlepool Live this weekend

A host of talented musicians will take to the stage this weekend in Hartlepool’s first ever multi-venue music festival.

Thursday, 13th June 2019, 3:45 pm
Updated Friday, 14th June 2019, 6:26 pm
Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith performing at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.
Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith performing at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

Hartlepool Live will take place across five different venues on Saturday, June 15, featuring headliner Paul Smith of Maximo Park and Ross Millard of Sunderland post-punk band The Futureheads.

Millard will play a DJ set at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre in a change to the previously announced Reverend and the Makers DJ set.

Organisers said: “There'll be something for everyone in this celebration of Hartlepool talent with some friends from the region appearing as well.”

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Ross Millard on stage.

Hartlepool Live has been commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council in partnership with local musician James Leonard Hewitson, The Studio, Hops and Cheese, Chili Cake Kitchen & Bar and The Contemporary (13-14 Church Street).

It is set to be a sell-out and music fans are being urged to get their tickets as soon as possible.

David Worthington, Head of Culture for the council, earlier said: “We are expecting the first ever Hartlepool Live to be a hugely popular event that attracts hundreds of festival-goers from all over the Tees Valley area.”

Here is the festival’s full line up:

Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, Raby Road

11pm-close – Ross Millard (The Futureheads) DJ set

9.30pm-10.30pm – Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith

8.20pm-9pm – Para Alta

7.20-8pm – Max Bianco & The Bluehearts

6.20pm-7pm – Venus

4.20pm-5pm – James Leonard Hewitson

3.20pm-4pm – Dog Years

2.20pm-3pm – Elaine Palmer

1.20-2pm – The Balcony

The Studio Tower Street

11pm-close – Late Night Drum Club

10pm-11pm – Gallops

8.45pm-9.30pm – Plaza

7.45pm-8.15pm – Shamu

6.45pm-7.15pm – Lost State of Dance

5.45pm-6.15pm – Leopard Rays

4.45pm-5.15pm – Straight Girl

3.45pm-4.15pm – Marketplace

2.45pm-3.15pm – The Warrens

Chili Cake, Church Square

7.30pm-8pm – Onlooker

6.30pm-7pm – Detweiler

5.30pm-6pm – Sagboi

4.30pm-5pm – Madeleine Smyth

3.30pm-4pm – Meltwater

The Contemporary, Church Street

7pm-7.45pm – Mouses

6pm-6.30pm – Swine Tax

5pm-5.30pm – Fever Days

4pm-4.30pm – Late Girl

3pm-3.30pm – Be Quiet, Shout Loud!

2pm-2.30pm – Heel Turn

Hops & Cheese, Tower Street

7.30pm-8pm – Mt Misery

6.15pm-7pm – Pellethead

5.15pm-5.45pm – Methodical Beast

4.15pm-4.45pm – Palace Watson

3.15pm-3.45pm – Danny Devon

2.15pm-2.45pm – The Mighty Chihuahua

See www.destinationhartlepool.com for tickets or call (01429) 890000.