In December 2022 Stockton Calling festival announced headliners Circa Waves, Sleeper and The Sherlocks would be joined by 25+ other emerging artists.

Today the festival announces an additional wave of artists with Cardiff based punk outfit Panic Shack leading the charge.  The band join 15+ other artists announced including a reverse headline slot for local artists Komparrsion on the BBC Introducing stage over at Sticky’s Late Bar & Burger Joint.

Artists announced: Dilettante, Eevah, Esmae, Eyesore & The Jinx, Faye Fantarrow, Jen Dixon, Komparrison, Loose Articles, Nice Guy, Panic Shack, Scruffy Bear, Silvi, Sisi, Sugar Roulette, The Collectors, Viia.

Festival organiser Paul Burns said;

“Our second wave of confirmed artists really demonstrates Stockton Calling’s commitment to showcasing fresh and talented artists.  It’s 100% guaranteed that most, if not all, of these artists will walk away from playing our festival with a bunch of new fans. We’re stunned at the quality of the line up this year – especially those drawn from the ranks of our amazing local artists, making the selection process incredibly tough”

Tickets for the festival, which takes place on Easter Saturday, are now on sale. Stockton Calling regularly sells out and the 2022 event enjoyed a record attendance following its successful return after an enforced two year gap.