Monday, 16 September 2019

Counterfest, Stockton-on-Tees

Arc, Stockton-on-Tees
Counterfest, the festival of top tribute acts, returned to Stockton-on-Tees for its eighth year.

The music was spread across several local venues, namely: The Georgian Theatre, KU, The Storytellers, The Green Room and Arc. One ticket granted access to all venues and acts, granting music fans an excellent choice of entertainment, as depicted below.
I spent the entire Saturday evening at Arc, where I saw The Straits UK, UK Blondie UK and Aladdinsane.

A sizeable crowd packed into Arc, and there was more than a little ebb and flow throughout the evening as people dashed between the venues to catch their favourite acts.

All three acts provide ample entertainment and stuck to exactly what tribute acts ought to do: minimal chat, maximum music and a sackful of hot songs.

I enjoyed them all and UK Blondie were the pick of the bunch.

It is great for Stockton to unite their top music venues for such a festival and we are looking forward to the next event in this fine series.


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