Bands & Songwriters

Saturday 11th May 2019

On Saturday 11th May 2019 in the crypt and Old Fire Station at the newly renovated Middlesbrough Town Hall there will be a feast of local bands and sing songwriters showcasing their talents. 

From 5pm until late, bands will perform 30 minute slots in the crypt, while the acoustic stage in the Old Fire Station will host 30 minute slots for sing songwriters, so you wont miss out on any acts as you move freely in between the two stages (and conveniently there is a bar in the middle!) 

We invite audience members to vote for their favourite band and singer songwriter of the day, who will then be invited to perform again in the Shine Festival final showcase performance on Sunday 12th May at 6pm.

Doors open at 4.30pm for audience at tickets are only £3! Available on the door from the Town Hall box office on 01642 729729 or 


From Shine Festival comes Shine Brighter, an educational workshop putting industry professionals in the same room as local talent

Are you an aspiring musician or band? Are you looking for golden nuggets from music industry professionals and feedback on how to take it to the next level? If so, come Shine a little Brighter with us in the Fire Station.
With guests from Quiet Crown Management, NARC Magazine, Wipeout Publishing and more, you’re guaranteed to leave this event with more to think about than when you arrived


Entry to 'Shine Brighter' is free to all. 

Middlesbrough Town Hall - Old Fire Station

Saturday 11th May 2pm - 4pm