The Middlehaven Music Festival | 23 August 2014 | @ Middlesbrough Middlehaven Dockside
The Feeling to headline new Teesside Music and community festival
BRIT award-nominated rock band The Feeling have been confirmed as the headlining act for Teesside’s newest music and community event, The Middlehaven Festival. The band, best known for creating chart-topping hit ‘Fill My Little World’ and having three chart topping albums including ‘Join With Us’ which reached number one in the UK charts, will be topping the bill of a stellar line up consisting of over 20 acts across two stages.
Featuring a mix of some of the most exciting and emerging names in popular music alongside up and coming artists from the North East and beyond, the festival is aimed at attracting visitors of all ages and abilities from across the region.
Supporting artists include 18-year-old Chloe Howl, who is fresh off an appearance on Radio 1’s Live Lounge and has just returned from a host of European dates supporting pop sensation Ellie Goulding. Chloe was runner up to current number one artist Sam Smith in the 2014 Brit Awards Critic’s Choice.
Acoustic indie folk band The Lake Poets are also joining the line-up having just completed a UK tour, previously stunning audiences up and down the UK supporting artists such as Willy Mason, Ben Howard, Daughter, Lucy Rose and Jake Bugg. The Lake Poets have also played sold-out shows at prestigious venues such as Islington’s Union Chapel, Camden’s Roundhouse and The Sage Gateshead, as well as major festivals such as Glastonbury and T in the Park.
The open-air event has been developed through a partnership between care specialists Keiro - owners of newly opened neuro, stroke and spinal injury rehabilitation centre The Gateway, Middlesbrough College, Middlesbrough Football Club, and Thirteen, the parent company of Erimus Housing, Housing Hartlepool, Tees Valley Housing, Tristar Homes and Thirteen Care and Support, and is sponsored by rehabilitation specialist lawyers Irwin Mitchell and PD Ports.
The event will take place on the grass area near Middlesbrough College, looking out at Temenos, the Riverside Stadium and Middlehaven Dock.