RIVERSIDE PARK 12 pm - 8 pm

Live music, street food and refreshing drinks


The Riverside Park is the live music, food and drinks section of the festival. We are very proud to announce The Baghdaddies as our headliner with their exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves, not forgetting the sizzling brass played with furious energy and all-round theatrical humour. You really don't want to miss out on this one!

To keep you going through this musical journey we’ll have our local businesses keeping you refreshed and fed with the likes of Rocket Town Baravan, The Frizzante Man Cart and Kerb Edge to name a few. Food & Drinks

The Baghdaddies

The Baghdaddies

RIVERSIDE PARK AT 7:00 PM

The Baghdaddies pump out an eclectic fusion of rhythms and melodies plucked from around the world that are guaranteed to raise your spirits! Read more

"If Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall had grown up listening to world music, The specials might have sounded very like the Baghdaddies.” — Nigel Williamson, Uncut Magazine

Groove Nite

Groove Night

RIVERSIDE PARK AT 5:45 PM

Groove Night, a six-piece funk and soul band, featuring lead singer and guitarist Phil Wing who went down a storm at the Darlington Food and Drink Festival. Read more

Phat Tyrtles

Phat Tyrtles

RIVERSIDE PARK AT 4:30 PM

Smashing the 60’s sound skywards. Anything goes between the years of 1960-1969.

Playing well-known numbers by The Beatles, The Stones and The Kinks along with obscure tracks from the likes of The Everly Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Beach Boys as well as some 60’s classic hits.

Slip back in time with The Phat Tyrtles. Read more

Twist Helix

Twist Helix

RIVERSIDE PARK AT 3:30 PM

A female fronted electronic alt-pop band from Newcastle, fresh from playing at Darlington’s Music Box Festival. Read more

The Beatles Unplugged

Beatles Unplugged

RIVERSIDE PARK AT 2:30 PM

A rocking two-piece tribute to the fab four.

They played last year at BIG Little Gigs and it went down a storm with all the families. Read more

Los Capitanes

Los Capitanes

RIVERSIDE PARK AT 1:15 PM

Los Capitanes are a Spanish-infused 3-piece acoustic band based in the North of England, covering songs from flamenco to rock and pop. Read more

Lhymes

Lhymes

RIVERSIDE PARK AT 12:00 PM

Melodic, original band from Darlington with modern psych and blues influences, Lhymes are definitely ones to watch having just played storming sets at Music Box and Evo Emerging and will be playing at Twisterella Festival later this year. Read more

DJ Neil Massey

DJ Neil Massey, Vinyl DJ

RIVERSIDE PARK IN BETWEEN OUR ACE BANDS
Playing the finest in 60s 70s soul reggae and funk. From northern soul and r&b to ska and boss reggae with the odd stop off for a little funk.

Guest DJ Milly Watson spinning the best in 60s reggae.