Stockton Yards of Ale festival returns with beer, food and football

Does it get any better than beer, food and footie? Not for Teessiders next month. For there s a scorcher in store when popular festival Yards of Ale returns to the heart of Stockton1 s Green Dragon Quarter. Pubs and venues have joined forces to celebrate all things related to the beautiful game on Friday and Saturday June 10 and 11 as Euro 2016 kicks off in France.

The multi venue fest will feature pop-up bars from The Wasps Nest and Golden Smog, stocking the best of local, ales, craft beers, ciders. Specialist gins will also be on offer as well as the best of ales from around Europe and food comes from Mexican restaurant Mohujos who will set up a mobile stall in Theatre Yard. On the footie front, festival goers can take in the opening ceremony, the first game of the tournament between France and Romania on Friday June 10 and Wales vs Slovakia and England s clash with Russia on Saturday June 11 – all on The Georgian Theatre s big screen. Entry is free.

But that s not all in store at Tees Music Alliance venues The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room in the coming weeks. It s unlucky for some, but not for lovers of punk, as this Friday, May 13, fans will get the chance to see Leeds band Cyanide Pills take to the stage at The Green Room. Cyanide Pills were last in Stockton as they supported North East cult heroes Penetration at their packed out gig in The Georgian Theatre.

Tickets are 6/ 8. Bank Discount Holidays © Holiday Saturday, May 28, sees English-Irish singer, songwriter and rapping sensation Maverick Sabre bring the Unplugged Tour to The Georgian Theatre. Born Michael Stafford, in Hackney, London, Sabre moved to Ireland age 4, where he grew up in New Ross, County Wexford. He returned to London to pursue his musical career, which began in 2008 but didn t take off until 2011 with the release of his first single Let me go. Tickets are 10/ 12.

And after two sell out shows, The Green Room cult hero Bob Log III is back and this time he is taking on The Georgian Theatre on Sunday May 29. The one-man band and crown prince of punk blues hails from Tuscon, Arizona. He takes to the stage clad in sparkly jumpsuit with his face masked in a crash helmet with visor and a telephone wired into it for a microphone. Bob then unleashes a torrent of hardcore Mississippi Delta blues, hip-hop beats and punk rock. Tickets 10/ 12.

June kicks off with a visit from US psyche rockers Moon Duo who will headline the Georgian Theatre on Wednesday, June 8. The band are heading to our side of the pond to promote their third album Shadow of the Sun, tickets are 12.50 advance. The Green Room host a special one-off charity event in aid of Butterwick Hospice on Saturday, June 18. Stu Blackburn, better known as the lead singer in The Purnells, is taking to the stage with nothing but his guitar and vocal chords to play 10 lots of 50-minute sets over 10 hours, each with a specific theme. Special guests from across the Teesside music scene will also help him along.

Entry for the day is free.

References

  1. ^ Stockton (www.gazettelive.co.uk)

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