The R’n’b Festival takes place in the Market Square, plus fringe venues, on Sunday 15th September from 12.30pm-5.30pm.

This free festival (part of Darlington’s Summer of Sound) is run by Darlington Borough Council, Darlington Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Club and Gasto Promotions.

The outside stage in the Market Square kicks off proceedings with an eclectic mix of RnB bands. The riverside stage will also be back, making another great location to enjoy even more live music.

DL1 plan to have a couple of bands on in the early evening on their refurbished podium area, equipped with seating, heaters, bar and mood lighting.

Alongside the main stages, there are fringe events taking place all around the town, with well over 15 venues and 30+ bands on the Sunday alone.

Main Stage (Sunday) – Darlington Market Square
John Coughlan’s Quo
3pm Sari Schorr and the Engine Room
1.45pm Mike Vernon & the Mighty Combo
12.30pm Tommy Allen’s Trafficker

Riverside Stage Darlington Riverside Park
The Panthers
Luke Doherty Band
The Hot Coal Blues Band

Pre-Festival Fringe events

Friday 13th September
The Forum Music Centre
Ray Stubbs R’n’B All Stars

The Quakerhouse
9pm Russ Tippins Solo

Saturday 14th September
DL1 Podium Stage
4.30pm Mean Disposition
6.30pm Alex Fawcett Band

The Quakerhouse
9pm The Cold Jackets