MUSIC will echo across Tees Valley this summer as the region hosts a torrent of live music events throughout the season.

A staggering multitude of acts will be performing all over Tees Valley in May, June, and July, including world-renowned names such as Miley Cyrus, Jess Glynne, and Take That.

With everything from pop to classical on the cards, let the beat take you, and head down to one of these great gigs this summer…

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Saturday, May 25, to Sunday, May 26

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

Both the summer and the UK festival season start off in style as Middlesbrough plays host – for the very first time – to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, featuring Miley Cyrus, Mumford and Sons, Little Mix, and more.

Tickets are sold out but the weekend’s music will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1

Take That

Saturday, June 1


Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen come to Middlesbrough, celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary, performing their legendary catalogue of songs, along with special guest Rick Astley.

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.com

Stockton Stages

Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8


“Dance your socks off then laugh your head off” as the popular festival serving up a dizzying variety of music and comedy returns to Stockton, with stages at the High Street, Stockton Riverside College, ARC arts centre, and the Georgian Theatre, plus satellite stages all over the town!

Visit www.stocktonstages.co.uk for tickets and further information.

Hartlepool Live

Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 16

1pm – 2am

Town Hall Theatre and other venues

Be there for Hartlepool’s first ever multi-venue music festival, headlined by Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith, who will be joined by PARA ALTA, PLAZA, Gallops, Max Bianco & the Bluehearts, Elaine Palmer, and even more fabulous acts.

Visit www.destinationhartlepool.com to purchase tickets, or call the box office on 01429 890 000.

Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival

Friday, July 26 to Saturday, July 27

5pm – 11pm Friday, 3pm – 11pm Saturday

Gisborough Priory, Guisborough

The North-East’s biggest tribute festival returns for its sixth year, featuring tribute acts lovingly recreating the sound and energy of legendary bands including ABBA, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Oasis, Madness, George Michael, Wham, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Robbie Williams and more, plus local favourites, Big Sigh and the Yawns, and Last Anthem.

Food and drink will also be available in abundance, along with plenty more entertainment and stalls, plus a firework display each night.

Tickets are available from www.skiddle.com/festivals/north-east-summer-sound

Dance Generation Beach Weekend

Friday, July 26 to Saturday, July 27

Majuba Beach, Redcar

Sun, sand, sea, and song are the order of the day at the summer’s biggest pop and dance beach party. Friday will feature headliner Cascade, the number one clubland act of all time, while Saturday will be a throwback to the 90s, with music from Atomic Kitten, S-Club 7, Gareth Gates, 5ive, and Spice Girls tribute WANNABE.

Visit www.skiddle.com/festivals/dance-generation/lineup.html for tickets.

Proms at the Priory

Sunday, July 28

6pm – 10pm

Gisborough Priory, Guisborough

Keep things classy and classical with the London Gala Orchestra as they perform a programme of spectacular live music, alongside whistle-blowing, flag-waving, fireworks, and even more surprises.

Tickets are available online at www.skiddle.com/e/13388180

Jess Glynne

Friday, August 2


The Northern Echo Arena, Darlington

UK pop megastar Jess Glynne will rock the North-East at one of the biggest concerts of the year, performing her hits, including ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’. She will be joined by special guest Nina Nesbitt.

Tickets are available from www.jessglynne.co.uk

For more information on what’s happening in Tees Valley, visit www.enjoyteesvalley.com, and follow @enjoyteesvalley on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.