Hardwick Hall Hotel, Co, Durham.
We are delighted to announce the return of Hardwick Live to Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield, County Durham with a stellar line-up of acts across two amazing days of music. Revellers who missed the festival last year due to our hiatus will be excited to hear that we’re back in 2017 and bigger than ever.
Taking place across Friday 18th and Saturday 19th August, the immense weekend of music will be kicked off in style with Ska legends Madness whose chart-topping hits like 'Our House', 'It Must be Love' and 'Baggy Trousers' are undeniable crowd pleasers.
On Saturday 19th even more iconic artists descend upon Hardwick Hall for a full day of music, culture and more. With one of the strongest line-ups we’ve worked with to date, the second day of the festival sees 90s favourites Ocean Colour Scene step onto the stage for a headline slot that is sure to be electrifying.
Ocean Colour Scene shot to fame in 1996 with the release of the Moseley Shoals album, which spawned several hit singles including The Riverboat Song, The Day We Caught the Train and Hundred Mile City. The Birmingham band got their big break after the album caught the attention of Chris Evans, who championed the album on his BBC Radio 1 show and then used a riff from The Riverboat Song as part of his Channel 4 TV show, TFI Friday.
Also joining the Britpop heroes is Libertines founder and poster boy for noughties indie-indulgence, Peter Doherty. Returning to his North East roots as part of the heavyweight line-up, Peter found himself back in the spotlight following the release of his Hamburg Demonstrations album last year.
Elsewhere across the day Hardwick will be graced by top stars, including Buzzcocks, Soul II Soul, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Gabrielle, the Brand New Heavies and many more.
For 2017 Hardwick Live also welcomes some rising local talent in the form of acoustic pop favourites Cattle & Cane, the soul stylings of Smoove & Turrell and the urban twist of Newcastle’s Soshe.
Across the weekend festival goers will also be treated to a host of culture, comedy, food and drink. With camping tickets and even the option of treating yourself to the VIP glamping experience, there’s plenty on offer over the weekend of 18th and 19th of August.
Tickets for this year’s Hardwick Live will go on sale on Friday 10 March, at 10am, priced at £8 children, £15 for 13-17-year-olds and £49 for adults. Day and weekend tickets are available. For more information visit www.hardwicklive.co.uk