Seaton Rock - festival by the sea.

Published Thursday, 15th June 2017

Multi-platinum selling CAST will headline Seaton Rock 2017.

This is the first year the event - which is being organised by Ian Young with help from John Rogers and Joanne Winter - will take place with all profits going to local cancer charities.

From playing bass in the legendary Northern band The La’s, John Power (guitar/ vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar - also playing with Robert Plant) and Keith O’Neill (drums) are joined by former La’s member Jay Lewis on bass.

Multi-platinum selling Cast.

Multi-platinum selling Cast.

Cast originally formed in 1992 and in 2012 Cast reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) to release a new album ‘Troubled Times’, their first studio album in over ten years. Hits include, Walk Away, Fine Time, Sandstorm & Alright.

You know what The Strypes are all about. Sure you do. Four Irish teenagers who’ve been playing garage blues since roughly the time they learnt to walk. Thrashing out R’n’B rave ups like a group of mates who’d bunked double Geography to play a quick covers set down the Bag O’Nails club circa 1965. All mini mohair suits, wailing harmonica and and punky freakbeat.

Supporting Cast will be The Strypes.

Supporting Cast will be The Strypes.

Announcing SPACE as our 3rd headline. Space are an English indie band from Liverpool, who came to prominence in the mid-1990s with hit singles such as “Female of the Species”, “Me and You Versus the World”, “Neighbourhood”, “Avenging Angels” and “The Ballad of Tom Jones”.

Space image.


Local Bands completing the line up for 2017 are:

The White Negroes from Hartlepool. Like stadium rock in a workingmen’s club.

The Endeavours from Hartlepool. Hartlepool based five piece band playing original material rock & blues influenced.

Central Parade from Shildon. BBC Introducing ‘’absolute in your face rock n roll, love it’’ ‘’Central parade’’ are our band of the year’’ Unsigned Revolution.

Fire Lady Luck from Sunderland. A somewhat alternative punk rock/pop punk band from the North East of England.

King Mojo from Middlesbrough. Loud and fast guitar and hammond driven garage rock.

Dig the old Breed from Hartlepool. Couple Of Hartlepool Lads Knocking A few Classics Out.

The event will be held on the Coach Car Park and former fairground site in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool. on the Saturday 1st July 2017, gates open 11.00 am and event finishes at 10.00 pm. It is a TICKET ONLY event.

Tickets for Seaton Rock can be purchased at or directly from Ticket Source using this link