Dates & Times

Thu 01 Aug 2024

Seating: Standing and Allocated Seating

Warm up for the SIRF weekend by welcome our visiting artists in explosive Stocktonian style by joining The Wildcats of Kilkenny, and a host of special guests including Infant Hercules, a big bunch of Haverton Hillbillies and very special guests as the anarchic, joyful, loud and proud TubThump lands in ARC for a night that celebrates… Stockton-on-Tees!

Anyone who has attended one of Mike McGrother’s sold out TubThump events across the Borough will know that they positively explode with community spirit! Think Wildcats of Kilkenny meets Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out meets Temple Bar, Dublin and you’ll get the idea… prepare to dance, sing and raise your hands in collective pride for where we call home.

Mike says ‘TubThump is inspired by the music hall tradition of places that used to stand where ARC now sits and so we wanted to bring it to its spiritual home. Music Hall was music and comedy of the people – for the people – and that’s what you’ll get at TubThump. I’ve spent the last thirty years working across the Borough and tonight we all get a chance to remember the amazing community that we are. In particular, SIRF very much made the Wildcats and so it feels right to lead into my favourite weekend of the year with a party!’

Content advice: TubThump contains adult language and themes that may not be appropriate for children

Age suitability: 14+ with accompanying adult