Manic Street Preachers and James to headline Hardwick Live 2019

Organisers of the North East’s biggest live music even, Hardwick Live, today announced a star-studded line-up of acts.

By Gary Welford
Thursday, 31st January 2019, 1:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st January 2019, 2:23 pm
Manic Street Preachers will be headlining Hardwick Live 2019 on the Saturday.
Manic Street Preachers will be headlining Hardwick Live 2019 on the Saturday.

The festival returns to Hardwick Hall Hotel at Sedgefield, County Durham, on August 17-18 for two days of great live music.

And this year British music is firmly in the spotlight, with Manic Street Preachers headlining on Saturday, followed by James on Sunday.

James will be headlining Hardwick Live 2019 on the Sunday.

National treasures the Manics will play hits and anthems from their exhaustive back catalogue, stretching from their 1992 album Generation Terrorists to last year’s Resistance is Futile.

James, dubbed champions of the Madchester era and famous for anthems such as Sit Down and She’s A Star, reformed in 2007 after a five-year hiatus and have been going strong ever since

And there are more big names joining the bill, as support, including The Zutons, Stiff Little Fingers, Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge and The Sherlocks, who will all take to the stage on Saturday.

Then, on Sunday, fans can enjoy performances from Lisa Stansfield, Ziggy Marley, Billy Bragg and A Certain Ratio, with more to be announced across both days.

Stiff Little Fingers will also be playing Hardwick Live on the Saturday.

John Adamson, owner of Ramside Estates, which runs Hardwick Live Festival, is delighted with the line-up.

“We are always looking for ways to top previous years and make the festival the highlight of the summer for everyone who attends.

“There are some incredible acts performing at this year’s event, with more still to be added.

“Hardwick Live Festival is a fantastic weekend for the whole family and this year already promises to be one of our best yet.”

Tickets for this year’s Hardwick Live Festival go on sale on Friday 1 February at £55 for one day or £99 for both days. Concessions are available for children and 13-17 year-olds.

Camping and glamping options are also available for those who want to immerse themselves in the festival experience.

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