The newly named Wunderbar Tent will be filled with a variety of music and comedy acts over the weekend. Providing the funnies on Saturday night is "one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy" (British Theatre Guide) Richard Herring.
One half of double act Lee & Herring, the five-star comic has been a force to be reckoned with on the comedy scene for almost 20 years, boasting ten national tours, thirteen Edinburgh Festival stints, eight DVD releases, five TV series, eight radio shows and countless comedy panel show appearances.
Richard heads to the festival on his way to Edinburgh Festival with his latest solo show, We’re All Going To Die, and will be previewing his new material to the Weekender crowds.
Adding a little music to the tent on Saturday is 7 piece Northern Soul addicts The Roundels and gypsy jazz, 1930s swing, hokum blues, country and soulful folk fusing Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra, who recently impressed at Stockton Calling.
On Sunday electro swing sensation Little Violet, indie folk outfit Holy Moly and The Crackers, ventriloquist dolls, rockabilly / doo-wop combining act Old Muggins, and the 16-strong Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express will entertain the music loving crowds.