Public Enemy , Happy Mondays, Lee Nelson , Martha Reeves Reverend and the Makers
American hip-hop heroes Public Enemy will headline one of the North East’s biggest outdoor music festival, Stockton Weekender, as it returns for its fourth year on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July, event organisers Tees Music Alliance (TMA) have revealed. TMA have also announced that Happy Mondays, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Peter Hook & The Light, Reverend & The Makers and The Amazing Snakeheads will also perform across the two outdoor stages and comedian Lee Nelson will headline in The Wunderbar Tent. The multi-platinum selling Public Enemy, which includes members Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff, head to the Riverside with one of the most impressive back catalogues in rap music.
‘Madchester’ legends Happy Mondays return to Teesside with a stack of anthems such as Kinky Afro, Step On, 24 Hour Party People and Loose Fit. The band, fronted by NME ‘Godlike Genius’ Shaun Ryder, originally formed in 1980 and in this time have released five albums, reformed four times, and toured the world.
Leaders of the dance and rave culture of the early 90s, the Mondays have influenced acts such as Oasis, The Charlatans and Chemical Brothers, and in 2013 completed a UK tour celebrating 25 years since the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Bummed’. Motown legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, famous for 60s anthems (Love Is Like a) Heat Wave, Nowhere to Run, Jimmy Mack, Bless You and Dancing in the Street, will provide the perfect summer tunes down on the Riverside.