Hardwick Festival 2020: Nile Rodgers, Travis, Johnny Marr and Rag'n'Bone Man confirmed as line-up announced

Get ready to dance as disco legend Nile Rodgers and CHIC have been announced among the headliners for Hardwick Festival 2020.

Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 11:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 1:45 pm

The disco, soul and funk legend, as well as Travis, will lead a star-studded line-up at the festival which returns to Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, County Durham, on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Multi-platinum artistes Nile Rodgers and CHIC will headline on the Saturday, with Scottish rockers Travis taking the top spot the following day.

Organisers have also booked multi award-winning singer-songwriter Rag’n’Bone Man who will take to the stage on Sunday, August 23.

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Nile Rodgers will headline with CHIC

Nile Rodgers and CHIC rose to fame in the late 1970s with a string of hugely-successful disco songs, including Le Freak, Good Times and I Want Your Love, with Nile Rodgers going on to become a three-time Grammy award winner and collaborating on albums with stars such as Sister Sledge, David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross and Daft Punk.

Sunday headliners Travis have a rich touring history, headline slots at some of the world’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Roskilde, Benicassim, T in the Park, as well as performances at Coachella, Summer Sonic Japan, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Germany and countless sold out tours around the world.

Their most recent UK tour, which included a sold-out show at Newcastle City Hall, saw Travis bring their classic, nine times Platinum, album The Man Who to the stage.

One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, produced by Nigel Godrich (known for his work with Radiohead), The Man Who spent 11 weeks at Number One in the UK charts.

Travis will headline the Sunday night of Hardwick Live

Also performing on Saturday is guitarist Johnny Marr – who will accompany Billie Eilish for the first performance of her Bond theme No Time to Die at the Brit Awards tonight, February 18 – and chart-topping singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson.

Joining the line-up on Sunday, along with Travis and Rag’n’Bone Man, is celebrated English band The Charlatans, who sprung to fame in the 1980s and have continued to wow audiences ever since.

Organisers have also announced the return of the dance arena at the Coachhouse Courtyard, where world-famous club brand Glitterbox will host top DJs on Saturday, followed by the hugely popular Sedgefield event, To The Manor Born on Sunday.

Other bands lined up to appear over the weekend include Elvana – who describe themselves as Elvis fronted Nirvana, The K’s, Dennis and indie rock band The Voluntears, along with Twisted Wheel, The Lancashire Hotpots and Nick Pride and the Pimptones.

Rag'n'Bone man is set to be a highlight

The event will also see the return of the popular funk and soul DJ line-up, with names to be announced in the near future.

Tickets for this year’s Hardwick Festival are on sale at £55 for one day or £99 for both days plus booking fees. Concession tickets are available for children and 13-17-year-olds.

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

For more information or to book tickets, visit www.hardwicklive.co.uk

Johnny Marr will also perform