INTRO Festival (known as Middlesbrough Music Live until 2010) is an annual music festival in England held across multiple stages in Middlesbrough town centre. It is run and organised by local promotions company Ten Feet Tall alongside the local council, and is highly regarded as hosting many bands who rose to fame shortly afterwards. It has been running since 2000 and was a free festival until 2010. It has attracted large crowds each year.
Middlesbrough Music Live 2000-11
Acts included Wheatus, The Cooper Temple Clause, Easyworld, Geno Washington, Dreadzone, Minuteman, James Yorkston & The Athletes, Graham Thornton, Six By Seven, The Crescent, The Burn, Radar Brothers, Longview, Aziz, Electronic Eye Machine, Fingathing, Airwaves, Mixologists, Fleapit, Utopia, Elba (band), and Fence Collective.
Acts included Razorlight, Kasabian, Ordinary Boys, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Goldie Lookin Chain, The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, Reuben, Electric Six, Kosheen, Dead 60s, Alistair Griffin, The Black Velvets, and Viking Skull.
Acts included The Thrills, Editors, We Are Scientists, The Proclaimers, ¡Forward, Russia!, The Cribs, Nine Black Alps, The Paddingtons, Kubb, Estelle, Mostly Autumn, Queen Adreena, Towers Of London, Johnny Panic, Fastlane, The Departure, and Hurricane Party.
Acts included Ocean Colour Scene, Paolo Nutini, The Pigeon Detectives, Little Man Tate, Larrikin Love, The Sunshine Underground, The Rumble Strips, Bromheads Jacket, Howling Bells, Morning Runner, The Modern, Zebrahead, XTN Skindred, Sign, Brigade, Chairmen Of The Bored, Hope Of The States, Vincent Vincent and the Villains, Jane Wails, Reverend and The Makers and Enter Shikari.
Acts that played 3 June 2007 included; Tony Christie, The Twang, Dub Pistols featuring Terry Hall, Dykeenies, Drive by argument, The Envy Corps, Elliot Minor, Newton Faulkner, The Films, Shy Child, The Ghost of a Thousand, Good Shoes, The Hours, I was a Cub Scout, Kubichek!, Amy MacDonald, Lucky Soul, Malpractice, Mancini, Mayor McCA, Middleman, Miss Conduct, Nine Lives for Skydives, One Night Only, Pama International, Priestess (band), Ripcord, Steriogram, Tiny Dancers, To My Boy, We Start Fires, Yourcodenameis:Milo, Flood of Red
Bands that played 1 June 2008, included:
Ash, Black Kids, The Infadels, You Me At Six, Outcry Collective, We Are The Ocean, The Bookhouse Boys, Beyond This Oath, One Night Only, Delays, Sam Isaac, Late Of The Pier, Noah And The Whale, Hijak Oscar, The Anomalies, Glamour Of The Kill, Nine Lives for Skydives, Natty, Parka, Slaves Of Gravity, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, The Hot Melts, The Master Colony, Go Audio, The Lexingtons. Royworld
Music Live 2009 was on 7 June with a warm up from 4 - 6 June.
Music Live 2010 took place on Sunday 6 June 2010, and saw an attendance of 60,000. The headliners are The_Blackout_(band) & Millionaires (band), on the sumo stage, The Hoosiers and Example on the TFM Stage.
INTRO Festival 2011
The festival was renamed to INTRO Festival for 2011, and charged £15 for tickets. Headliners this year are Example and Feeder. The festival had an attendance of 7,000.