WorldFest 08

WorldFest 08 is set to be a celebration of the wider world brought to the Tees Valley for our local enjoyment – celebrating our diversity with an added global dimension. Worldfest will consist of a number of events, some youth or community based, some with headline acts.

Nuit d’Afrique, Thursday 22nd May, Arc Stockton, 7.30 – 11pm

  • Kanda Bongo Man and his legendary soukous band (one of John Peel’s all time favourites)
  • Kasai Masai – the sound of the African village with an urban twist

Dance the night away!

WorldFest Youth Event, Saturday May 24th, Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt, 1- 3pm

A showcase of young performers, dancers, artists and musicians from diverse backgrounds from across the Tees Valley
Celebrate with us!

Gala Night, Saturday May 24th, Middlesbrough Town Hall, 7.30 – 12pm

  • Les Amazones de Guinée – 13-woman troupe of master drummers – all woman, all African, all army! Headlining the WorldFest before playing Trafalgar Square at London Africa Day
  • Beta Simon Band – stars of west African reggae

Be there and be amazed!

Middlesbrough Music Live, Sunday June 1st

Enjoy the WorldFest stage with locally-based diverse musicians, as part of Middlesbrough’s biggest non-stop great live music event

All programme and ticketing details will be on

WorldFest 08 is organised by Tees Valley Arts in partnership with African Arts Association and Middlesbrough Council.
Thanks also to Arts Council England North East; Creative Partnerships; Dickinson Dees LLB; Proportion Marketing; Unison; Thistle Hotel Middlesbrough; Kebabish Restaurant; Signs Express; Psyche.