SNAYX, About Bunny & Komparrison added to Stockton’s Gathering Sounds


After a sensational and record-breaking Gathering Sounds Festival in 2023, the Teesside musical gathering is thrilled to announce yet more stellar acts for its 2024 line-up.

Set to take place across multiple venues in Stockton-on-Tees on Saturday, 28 September, this year’s festival promises to be bigger, bolder, and better than ever before.

If you thought last year’s line-up was epic, get ready to be blown away by the stellar array of talent curated for this year’s event.

With the addition of two new stages, the Famous Last Words stage and the This Feeling stage, music fans are going to be treated to even more up-and-coming bands and artists from across the UK.

The Famous Last Words stage, hosted at the Georgian Theatre, will be headlined by alt-rock trio SNAYX (pictured above). Formed in January 2019, SNAYX have quickly made a name for themselves in the music scene, sharing stages with international acts like D-Boy, Kid Kapichi, and Nova Twins.

About Bunny

About Bunny

Their sound is characterised by hard-hitting bass riffs and aggressive, in-your-face vocals, delivering short, exhilarating tracks that leave audiences craving more. Every SNAYX performance is an invitation to dive headfirst into their electrifying live shows.

Set to play alongside them are About Bunny, Komparrison, Erotic Secrets of Pompeii, Wingz of the Monkey and Ocean Floor Still.

Meanwhile, This Feeling stage will play host to The Crooks – a dynamic five-piece Indie Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Chesterfield, England. Comprised of Jacko, Chris Stones, Duncan Couch, Conor Fletcher, and Jonathan Keeler, they deliver a powerful, anthemic sound that resonates deeply. Influenced by Oasis, DMA’s, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The Verve, they bring a fresh twist to classic Britpop-inspired melodies.

Their recent singles, including “Silhouette Sunshine” and “She Walks Alone,” have garnered significant attention, achieving over 26,000 streams on Spotify within a week. With an average of 42,500 weekly streams and social media videos exceeding 200,000 views, The Crooks are on a meteoric rise.

Supporting them will be The Sheratons, The Cavs, CRUZ, Dylan Robert, P∆VÉ, Strange Dimensions and Hannah Robinson.

Festival organiser Jimmy Beck said today: “This year’s Gathering Sounds Festival is a testament to the incredible homegrown music talent we have. Adding these new stages allows us to showcase even more emerging artists and give them a platform to shine. It’s all about celebrating the vibrant music scene right here in Stockton and beyond.”


Early bird tickets are already flying out the door, so grab yours now to secure your spot at the must-attend event of the year.

Previously announced artists set to play the festival include The Royston Club, Fat Dog, Wings of Desire, The Kites, Borough Council, The Cheapthrills, Youth Sector, Pit Pony, Lissy Taylor, Bowen The Outlaws, Sarah Johnson, TV Death, Blackout The Arcade.

Headliners The Royston Club, hailing from Wrexham, North Wales, are a vibrant indie quartet comprising Tom Faithfull on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Ben Matthias as lead guitarist and main songwriter, Dave Tute on bass, and Sam Jones on drums. Despite being together only a short while, they released their debut single ‘Shawshank’, quickly followed by ‘Waster’ and ‘Kerosene’. In late 2019, they journeyed to the fabled Parr Street Studios in Liverpool to record their debut EP, ‘This State I’m In’, marking the beginning of their promising journey into the indie music scene.

Fat Dog, a boundary-pushing ensemble from South London, defies categorization with their unique blend of dance and punk. Their electrifying live performances, led by a drummer adorned in a latex dog mask, have made them the talk of the town, earning them a reputation for wild, unpredictable shows reminiscent of the best alternative scenes. Signed to Domino Records, their debut single ‘King of the Slugs’ showcased their ability to capture their energetic live vibe on record. But beyond the music, Fat Dog prioritises spirit over seriousness, ensuring that their infectious energy remains at the forefront of everything they do.

Wings of Desire, inspired by psychological revolution, visual arts, and 20th-century counterculture, meanwhile, serve as a creative outlet for a generation searching for meaning. Their Factory Records-era aesthetic reflects a desire to mirror the shifting cultural landscape, urging listeners to explore the intangible aspects of existence. For the Stroud duo, music is more than mere entertainment; it’s a tool for transcendence, a reminder that life extends beyond the material realm.

These sensational acts represent the very best of up-and-coming musical talent from across the North East and beyond. From indie rock to electronica, there’s something for every music lover with the festival offering music fans from across the region a chance to witness some of the UK’s hottest musical prospects in a variety of intimate venues. The festival utilises a range of the very best national promoters to curate the different stages, ensuring a diverse and high-quality line-up.

Gathering Sounds Festival has quickly become a highlight on the Stockton-on-Tees calendar, drawing music enthusiasts from far and wide to experience the vibrant atmosphere and incredible live performances.

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