Look forward to a packed schedule at Stockton’s NE Volume Music Bar this August, with an eye-watering calendar filled with both local and national talent.

After taking over the former Musiclounge venue in March 2020, we’ve been unable to hold a full-capacity gig at NE Volume Music Bar. However, finally, having waited seventeen months, all of our August gigs will be full capacity – with no social distancing.

Megan Dotchin

On Thursday 5th August, enthusiastic indie-rock outfit Oceanfloor join us for their first gig since their line-up change, with support coming from atmospheric alt-rock band Post Rome and young, up-and-coming indie-rock outfit, The Baltics.

Expect a strong all-female line-up on Saturday 6th August as we bring acoustic and country-folk singer-songwriters Megan Dotchin, Hayley McKay and Sarah Connolly to Stockton.

Saturday 7th August will see us host our first-ever all-dayer. Titled Freedom, the line-up includes a wave of national and local talent including Glass Caves, The Balcony, The Thieves, Abnorm, Marines,Travis Shaw, Charlotte Grayson, Beth Macari and Sam Readman.

On Friday 13th August, we welcome some of the most outrageous and most unique artists to Teesside in the form of alt-rock outfit PussyWillowFurryVenus and demented psychotic rock band, The Likkor Men.

Expect a more laid-back affair on Saturday 14th August with indie/psychedelic singer-songwriter Ricky Clark, blues and prog-rock outfit The Nick Gladdish Band and esteemed Teesside singer-songwriter, Dan Walker.

Patrick Jordan

And after carving out a successful career as a producer for artists all over the UK including Cattle & Cane and Young Rebel Set, alt-country/blues band Patrick Jordan returns on Thursday 19th August, with support coming from Jamie Farrell and Ripperz.

Teesside folk, blues and roots five-piece Peg Powler then join us on Friday 20th August, with support in the form of multi-instrumentalist and community musician Parissa Zarifi and country-folk singer-songwriter, Toni Upton.

Saturday 21st August sees us host the second of our three all-dayers taking place in August, with Teesside promoters Rock the Foundry putting together a line-up filled with a plethora of metal and rock outfits including Dog Tired, Dead River Kings, Collapse of Colour, At Dawn We Attack and more.

We then welcome metal outfits Nephilim, Partially Worn and Stone Cold Abyss on Thursday 26th August, and indie-rock outfits The Thieves, Little Triggers and Ward on Friday 27th August, before rounding off the month on Sunday 29th August with another all-dayer in the form of Feelgood Festival, curated by Teesside Promoters, Into Tomorrow. The Feelgood Festival line-up includes Happy Daggers, The Lulas, Head of Light Entertainment, Glue, The Lotts, Nice Guy, Finn Forster and Shore.

For further information, and to purchase tickets, head to nevolumebar.co.uk.

As always, in these strange times, please check to confirm events in advance.