Join the garden party with Texas and Jools Holland

Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer with Texas
Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer with Texas
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Chart-topping acts will storm the stage at the region’s biggest garden party later this year – and you could be there for free.

Glaswegian rockers Texas will headline the Hardwick Live Garden Party, at Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham.

Jools Holland

Jools Holland

Texas will be supported by music legends Jools Holland and Alison Moyet at the event, which takes place on Saturday, September 14, from noon to 11pm.

The event is expected to attract more than 7,000 people and we’ve teamed up with the organisers to give away a family ticket for four.John Adamson, managing director of Ramside Estates, said: “The Hardwick Live Garden Party is a first for us and a unique music event for the region.

“All the confirmed acts are top musicians and singer songwriters in their own right, so music lovers can look forward to some brilliant live performances in a fantastic lakeside setting.”

Since forming in 1989, Texas have enjoyed huge success, being certified platinum six-times in the UK and selling more than 30 million albums worldwide, with hits such as Halo, Say What You Want, Summer Son and Inner Smile.

Lead singer Sharleen Spiteri and Texas recently made a comeback after an eight-year break and have just released a new album and single, both named The Conversation.

Jools Holland joins the star line-up with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. The 20-piece band, which consists of piano, organ, drums, female vocalists, guitars, saxophones, trumpets and trombones, plays to audiences in excess of 300,000 each year.

Alison Moyet will also be joining the party to perform some of her biggest hits along with songs from her new solo LP The Minutes.

Adding to the stellar line-up will be Britain’s Got Talent sensations the Loveable Rogues, along with local acts such as Natasha Haws, from South Shields, who will be showcasing her talent with an acoustic set and the Fishburn Brass Band.

Along with live music on the main stage, the Manor Born DJ stage will feature sets from top DJs including Paul Taylor, Allister Whitehead, Pete Wharrier, Michael Johnson and Rob Oxley.

* Tickets, on sale now, are available at as well at Hardwick Hall Hotel and Ramside Hall Hotel, priced £39 per adult, £10 for 13 to 16-year-olds and £5 for children aged three to 12 years. Children aged two and under are free.