By Rob Ten
Monday 18 Apr 2011 11:35:00
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‘Magnificent 7’ Intro bands play Glasto this year.


Middlesbrough’s Intro festival could almost be nicknamed ‘Glastonbury-on-Tees’ this summer - after a ‘magnificent 7’ Intro bands were named as part of the newly revealed Glastonbury line-ups for this year.

Example, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Miles Kane, Darwin Deez, Neville Staple and Alice Gold have all been confirmed for this year’s legendary festival – the most Intro bands ever to play both Boro and Glastonbury in the same year – and that number could increase even more as the Intro stages continue to take shape in the next few weeks.


And, if that’s not all, Glastonbury has a strong presence of bands who have played the former Middlesbrough Music Live in the past.


At least another 16 of this summer’s Glastonbury acts including Kaiser Chiefs, Biffy Clyro, Paulo Nutini, Professor Green, Noisettes and Dreadzone have all played at MML in recent years – all adding to the Boro festival’s glowing reputation as one of the best places in the country to see the best up and coming acts.


Delighted promoter Graham Ramsay of Ten Feet Tall: “We’re absolutely chuffed to bits to see that seven of our bands are playing Glastonbury this year.


“That’s more than we’ve ever had all in one go and, when you look at all this summer’s Glasto bands who’ve played with us at Boro over the years, we reckon someone could be dead cheeky and start calling us Glastonbury-on-Tees.”


Graham added: “We’re still booking acts for this year’s Intro as we speak – so we could find ourselves with even more of a Glastonbury flavour as the weeks go by.”


Judith Croft, Festival and Events Manager with Middlesbrough Council said: “We always look to bring the best emerging acts to Boro, so to be on the same wavelength as the Glastonbury folks is cracking news again this year.”


As well as the ‘Glastonbury 7,’ indie legends Feeder, cool New Yorkers the Fun Lovin Criminals, and Scottish indie fave Jon Fratelli are just some of almost 100 acts appearing across a dozen stages at Intro this year – with more bands still being confirmed on a daily basis.


A limited number of early bird tickets at £9.50 (adults) and £13.50 (family ticket for one adult and up to two children aged 7-12) are available until Saturday 30 April at the latest.


After that, or when the initial early-bird tickets run out – whichever comes first – prices revert to £15.00 for adults, and £5.00 for accompanied under 13s. Accompanied under 7s go free (no ticket required).


·         Intro: Middlesbrough Town Centre, Sunday 5 June. For further information and updates, visit


Tickets available from:


·         Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office: 01642 729729.

·         ARC, Stockton on 01642 525199, or online at

· (tel: 0870 264 3333).

· (tel: 08444 771 000).

·         HMV in Middlesbrough.

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