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I don’t think this has its own Thread, I found a Darlington Free festival from 2013 and Mike always mentions in in yearly festival updates, but if any fest deserves its own ‘Title’, this one does. 23rd yrs I think this year. At a time when Councils are cutting back on everything from bus services to Christmas lights, the Darlington Council have kept their faith in this Jewel in the Crown Festival. All the Farmers/ German/ French Markets in the world, don’t draw people in from all over the North East like this does.
I even clone myself just so can be everywhere at once, or that’s what I’ve been accused of!

Here’s the line up, nicked fro Mikes page

SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER
MARKETPLACE STAGE
FRANKIE MILLER’S FULL HOUSE 4:15pm to 5:30pm
NINE BELOW ZERO 3:00pm to 4:00pm
CONNIE LUSH BAND 1:45pm to 2:45pm
MIDNITE JOHNNY BAND 12:30pm to 1:30pm

New for 2018 - THE RIVERSIDE STAGE [behind Town Hall]
THE GROOVEAMATICS [5:00pm - 6:00pm]
PAT McMAHON BAND [3:30pm - 4:30pm]
MOJO HAND BAND [2:00pm - 3:00pm]

FRINGE FESTIVAL

THE DOLPHIN CENTRE [Market Square]
The Emma Wilson Band [1:45pm - 3:30pm], Soul Addiction [5:00pm - 6:45pm].

THE BOOT ‘N’ SHOE [Market Square]
Oil City Shakers [2:30pm - 4:15pm].

THE HOLE IN THE WALL [Market Square]
Kindred Spirit [2:30pm - 4:15pm].

THE PENNYWEIGHT [Market Square]
Steve Dixon Band [2:00pm - 3:45pm], Mojo Roller [5:15pm - 7:00pm], George Shovlin & The Radars [8:00pm - 9:45pm].

JOSEPH PEASE BAR [Tubwell Row]
Gary Grainger [4:30pm - 6:15pm].

THE OLD ENGLISH GENTLEMAN [Bondgate]
DC Blues Band [6:00pm - 7:45pm].

HOSKINS BAR [Blackwellgate]
East Coast Mainline [6:00pm - 7:45pm].

AVALON [Blackwellgate]
The Graham Henderson Experience [8:30pm - 10:15pm].

JOES BAR [Grange Road]
Sundance Plays Hendrix [6:00pm - 8:00pm].

VOODOO CAFE [Skinnergate]
Trevor Sewell [3:00pm - 4:30pm], Dean Newton Trio [5:30pm - 7:00pm], Outside In [8:00pm - 9:30pm].

BAR NUMBER ONE [Skinnergate]
D V D [7:00pm - 8:45pm].

THE WOOLLEN MILL [Feethams]
Two Blue Band [7:00pm - 8:45pm].

THE QUAKERHOUSE [Mechanics Yard]
Tom Killner Band [2:00pm - 4:00pm], Jack J. Hutchinson All Stars [5:00pm - 7:00pm], The Boneshakers [8:30pm - 10:30pm

And here’s a little interactive map for you too!
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1lziv7tWOxqNnhDmKHIHiKeDXk2y3M_Gd&ll=54.52525976795853,-1.5581595173317737&z=17

     
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Nice one John; blimey was it 5 years since I last gave Darlington Free festival it’s own dedicated thread? Emphasis on “free” there as if all you’re paying is parking and beer, you can’t complain at 28 crackin’ bands over 12 hours (officially 10 hours, but…...) for nowt!!!

Good thinkin’ on including the map too….

And as John points out; at a time when Darlington Council is cutting back left, right and cent… (can’t afford rest of the word), the fact that a 2nd outdoor stage is back for the 1st time in years, shows what a jewel in the town’s crown this even has become. And for that, hats off to Mike P, Ian and the team at Darlington Blues Club for the graft and dedication they put in, each and every year.

Should remember too that though Sunday is the big blow-out of the festival, it sort of officially gets underway on Friday (14th) evening when the R’n'B Club at the Forum host the Malone-Siburn Band (tix £12) while on the other side of the Market Place, The Quakerhouse have on The Blueswater and Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters..

On Saturday The Quakerhouse host music from Erik & The Vikings and later the ever popular Lewis Hamilton Band.. Not actually part of the festival, but a short drive away at Mickleton, there’s also a chance to catch Sari Schorr.

     

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September 13th - 15th 2019

This year’s Market Place event will be headlined on Sunday 15th by John Coghlan’s Quo and kicking off on Friday 13th with Ray Stubbs’ R’n'B All-Stars in The Forum.

More details to follow….

     

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The Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival returns to Darlington town centre from Friday, September 13th, 2019 until Sunday, September 15th, 2019.

Organised by the Darlington RnB Club in conjunction with Darlington Borough Council and Gasto Promotions, the family-friendly festival takes place in a number of venues across the town, including the Market Square, The Pennyweight and The Quakerhouse.
This year’s festival will be headlined by John Coghlan’s Quo.
For further information about the Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival, visit the Darlington RnB Club website.
Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival
Please note: All events are correct at the time of posting and are subject to change.

13 September
The Ray Stubbs R&B All Stars
19:30 The Forum Music Centre

13 September
Russ Tippins
21:00 The Quakerhouse

14 September
The Cold Jackets
21:00 The Quakerhouse

15 September
Trafficker
12:30 Market Square

Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo
13:45 Market Square

The Bullfrogs
13:45 Dolphin Centre

The Dust Raisers
14:00 The Pennyweight

Midnite Blue
14:00 The Joseph Pease

The Hot Coal Blues Band
14:00 Riverside Park

Emma Wilson Band
14:00 The Quakerhouse

The Hokum Hotshots
14:30 The Boot And Shoe

The Whole Hog
15:00 Hole in the Wall

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room
15:00 Market Square

Luke Doherty Band
15:30 Riverside Park

John Coghlan’s Quo
16:15 Market Square

The Dana Ali Band
17:00 Dolphin Centre

The Panthers
17:00 Riverside Park

The Head Hunters Blues Band
17:00 The Quakerhouse

Blues Mojo
17:15 The Boot And Shoe

The John Angus Blues Band
17:15 The Pennyweight

How Askew Band
18:00 The Hoskin’s

Stoney Broke
18:00 ORB Micropub

Eli & The Blues Prophets
19:00 Number One Bar

The Hookahs
20:00 The Pennyweight

Barking Billy & The Scrapyard Dogs
20:30 Avalon

The Boneshakers
20:30 The Quakerhouse

     

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mcraggs27 - 12 June 2019 12:03 PM

The Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival returns to Darlington town centre from Friday, September 13th, 2019 until Sunday, September 15th, 2019.

Organised by the Darlington RnB Club in conjunction with Darlington Borough Council and Gasto Promotions, the family-friendly festival takes place in a number of venues across the town, including the Market Square, The Pennyweight and The Quakerhouse.
This year’s festival will be headlined by John Coghlan’s Quo.
For further information about the Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival, visit the Darlington RnB Club website.
Darlington Rhythm & Blues Festival
Please note: All events are correct at the time of posting and are subject to change.

13 September
The Ray Stubbs R&B All Stars
19:30 The Forum Music Centre

13 September
Russ Tippins
21:00 The Quakerhouse

14 September
The Cold Jackets
21:00 The Quakerhouse

15 September
Trafficker
12:30 Market Square

Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo
13:45 Market Square

The Bullfrogs
13:45 Dolphin Centre

The Dust Raisers
14:00 The Pennyweight

Midnite Blue
14:00 The Joseph Pease

The Hot Coal Blues Band
14:00 Riverside Park

Emma Wilson Band
14:00 The Quakerhouse

The Hokum Hotshots
14:30 The Boot And Shoe

The Whole Hog
15:00 Hole in the Wall

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room
15:00 Market Square

Luke Doherty Band
15:30 Riverside Park

John Coghlan’s Quo
16:15 Market Square

The Dana Ali Band
17:00 Dolphin Centre

The Panthers
17:00 Riverside Park

The Head Hunters Blues Band
17:00 The Quakerhouse

Blues Mojo
17:15 The Boot And Shoe

The John Angus Blues Band
17:15 The Pennyweight

How Askew Band
18:00 The Hoskin’s

Stoney Broke
18:00 ORB Micropub

Eli & The Blues Prophets
19:00 Number One Bar

The Hookahs
20:00 The Pennyweight

Barking Billy & The Scrapyard Dogs
20:30 Avalon

The Boneshakers
20:30 The Quakerhouse

Tip from me, check out the Dust Raisers