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Countdown is on for Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Bank Holiday Music Festival

The countdown is on for Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Lymelight Music Festival with over 40 local and emerging artists performing over the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.

Organised by Newcastle-under-Lyme BID with support from PH Productions and programming from local music venue The Underground, the event will also bring additional footfall into the town centre as well as supporting the local businesses and placing the wealth of local music on the map.

Three outdoor stages will also be situated in the heart of the town centre with The Guildhall Stage being located on High Street, outside The Guildhall, the Ironmarket Stage can be found around the corner on the Ironmarket, outside Cappello Lounge and the Market stage situated in lower Ironmarket.

As well as music from over 40 live performers on the main stage including John Dhali, Nixon Tate, Sam Poole and Bathtub local venues such as The Crossways, Castletown Distillery and Cappello Lounge will also be hosting live and local music.

To keep that festival feeling flowing throughout the town, Castle Artisan Market will be bringing the best of Staffordshire’s makers, bakers and creators to the town on both Saturday and Sunday as well as Canonball Records Record Fayre joining in the fun on the Sunday.

Small fun fair rides for children will be available at the family friendly event as well as street food and drink from local independent traders including S T O C K by Feasted The Crossways, The Clubhouse, Hamilton Bay and Lymestone Brewery.

Since its inception in 2013, over 650+ local acts have performed at the festival making local music focused events such as Lymelight, Your City Festival and Honey Box Live crucial for preserving the performing space for artists and for fostering the growth of the already vibrant local music scene.

Charl Pearce, Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Manager says:

“Lymelight Festival is an absolute highlight on our jam-packed annual event calendar!  It’s not just any festival; it’s a vibrant celebration of our thriving local music scene. Over the years, Lymelight has been a launch pad for talented local help to grow the community within the local music scene. Thanks to this event and involvement from platforms like BBC Introducing and Honeybox Live, these artists have scored amazing opportunities for radio airplay and building audiences.

This festival has become synonymous with Newcastle’s bank holiday weekends!  It’s the ultimate FREE family affair, drawing crowds and boosting foot traffic for local businesses and is a source of pride for our community! Events like Lymelight aren’t just local; they shine a spotlight on Staffordshire as a wider area.”

Pete Herbert, Director of PH Productions commented:

Lymelight has an incredible heritage with almost 10 years of showcasing and supporting our local music scene. We are keen to build on that existing reputation this year, working with Lee Barber from the Underground Stoke, and supported by local music show, Honey Box Live, Lymelight 2024 is set to be the finest festival yet staging the best creative talent in Staffordshire.”

Full line up for Lymelight Festival below:

Saturday 25th

Guildhall Stage

1300-1330           Barracuda

1400-1430           Mara Liddle

1500-1530           And What!

1600-1630           Pale Red

1700-1730           Rocky Ostrich

1800-1840           Dread Lagoon

1910-2000           Sarcoline

2030-2130           STINGRAY

Ironmarket Stage

1230-1300           Johnny Nice Painter

1330-1400           The King’s Pistol

1430-1500           Genius Of The Crowd

1530-1600           Secret City Souls

1630-1700           BathTub

1730-1800           Mercury

1830-1915           Death Of Me

1945-2045           Clay Lake

Market Stage

1200-1230           Natasha Birks

1300-1330           Crowspeak

1400-1430           Dead Bird Lady

1500-1530           Julia Mosley

1600-1630           Kez Liddle

1700-1730           Maddy Storm

Sunday 26th May

Guildhall Stage

1300-1330           Oli Ng

1400-1430           The Dregs

1500-1530           Taking Back Tomorrow

1600-1630           Koala

1700-1730           Brandon Grindey

1800-1840           Lucid Waters

1910-2000           SHADER

2030-2130           John Dhali

Ironmarket Stage

1230-1300           Cocoh

1330-1400           Poppy Blond

1430-1500           Borogoves

1530-1600           Foxa Riot

1630-1700           Maddy Storm Band

1730-1800           Hotel Cola

1830-1915           Finney

1945-2045           Greg Murray

Market Stage

1200-1230           Morning’s Thief

1300-1330           AOTV

1400-1430           Jay Johnson

1500-1530           Rosie Edwards

1600-1630           Sam Poole

1700-1730           Nixon Tate

To keep up to date with the latest Lymelight Festival news follow @lymelightfestival on social media or for latest Newcastle-under-Lyme updates contact


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