Dates For Your Diary in 2024

Blog | Published on: 20th December 2023

2024 is shaping up to be just as exciting a year, so get these must-see celebrations in your diary now!

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We’ve seen some fantastic festivals, great gigs and exciting events in 2023 – from the Arctic Monkeys and Hartlepool Tall Ships to home-grown goodies like Middlesbrough Mela and Hartlepool Folk Festival. 

Music lovers can look forward to two massive outdoor concerts this summer as Take That return to Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on May 24.

That’s followed by a homecoming concert for Middlesbrough singer-songwriter James Arthur, as the global hitmaker plays the stadium on June 8.

From May to September on the last Saturday of every month, Middlesbrough’s Baker and Bedford Street and Centre square will play host to the Orange Pip Market. Pop along for the best in local food, drink, live music and workshops.

Each year Middlesbrough Mela never fails to deliver – and this year was nominated for Best Event in the UK Bhangra Awards. Make sure you don’t miss out next summer by visiting Middlesbrough’s Albert Park for a fabulous weekend of multicultural music, fashion, food and fun.

After a year growing from a weekend to a full week, and attracting some incredible artists, Middlesbrough Art Week is returning from 26 September to 5 October for another packed programme of art to suit all tastes.

The Gathering Sounds festival will be returning to venues across Stockton on Saturday, 28 September, promising an impressive line-up of local and national talent. What’s more, if you book now, you can pick up a ticket at a reduced Early Bird Special rate!

If you’re after something more traditional, Hartlepool Folk Festival has already announced that the Barnsley Nightingale herself, Kate Rusby, will be hitting the town from 4 – 6 October 2024. Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, The Breath and The Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton Band are just a few of the other names revealed for the ever-growing event.

And as the nights draw in in November and December, both Hartlepool’s Wintertide Festival and Nightfall will be returning to the region with their dazzling light and art installations to brighten up even the most dreary winter evening.

Whatever you’re doing in 2024, we hope you have a great one!

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