ONE OF the most exciting events on the North East calendar is set to return this weekend (20-21 August) as Hardwick Festival opens its doors.

The event combines a whole host of family friendly entertainment, from a dedicated children’s arena to performances by huge name artists.

Add into the mix international DJs, a fairground and food and drink village and there’s all the ingredients for a mega day out.

Here’s everything you need to know to ensure you have the perfect festival experience – however please note weekend tickets are now all sold out.


Parking is available at the East Park car park on the A177. Tickets can be purchased in advance or bought on the day at £8 per day. Anyone being dropped off or arriving by taxi must also be dropped at the East Park car park to avoid congestion.

Buying tickets

Some tickets may be available to buy on the day, subject to availability.


Although there are some seating areas near the food and drink stalls, the event is standing. Chairs, windbreaks etc are not permitted but picnic rugs are fine.

Food and drink

No bottles, cans, containers, alcohol or food will be allowed on site. Baby food is fine. There are numerous food and drink outlets at the festival. Both cash and cards can be used but there are no ATMs available.

Travel light

Organisers are asking for people to bring as smaller bags as possible to the event, to speed up bag searches.

A full list of everything that can/can’t be brought to the festival is available at the website

Hardwick Festival has two days of incredible performances – please see below

Saturday 20 August

Main stage

12.45pm – The Redroom

1.45pm – Lottery Winners

3pm – The Joy Formidable

4.15pm- Andre Cushin

5.45pm – Seasick Steve

7.15pm – Jake Bugg

9pm – Stereophonics

DJ Line Up

The Courtyard

12.30pm  -Tony Hutchinson

2pm – Mike Johnson

3.30pm – Linden C

5pm –  DJ Pippi

6.30pm – Ryan McDermott

8pm –Jess Bays

9.30pm – Danny Tenaglia

Tree House Arena

12.30pm –  Liam Carty

1.30pm – Stevie Pattinson

2.30pm- Mick Temple

3.30pm –Simon Gibb and Tony Hutchinson

5pm – Brandon Block and Ricky Morrison

7pm – Inner City and Kevin Sounderson

8.30pm- Jo Manji

10pm  – Huey Morgan

Soul and Funk Forest

1pm – 2pm – Deana Walker

2pm – 3pm – Neil Massey

3.30pm – 5pm – Keith Martin

5pm – 6.30pm -Terry Jones

6.30pm -8pm – Bob Jeffries

8pm – 9.30pm – The Owl

Introducing Stage

2.20pm – The Thieves

3.20pm – Elizabeth Liddle

4.20pm – Jarpsy

5.20pm – Acoustic Gallagher

6.20pm – Keiran Bowe

7.20pm – Hayley McKay

Sunday 21 August

Main stage

12.15pm – Twister

1.15pm – Rats

2.15pm – Only The poets

2.45pm – Kroud Karaoke

3.15pm -Oh My God! It’s The Church

4.15pm – Kroud Karaoke

4.45pm – Ella Ayre

6pm – The Proclaimers

7.30pm – Becky Hill

9.15pm – The Specials

The Courtyard

1pm- Pete Wharrier and Rob Oxley

3pm – Selena Falder

4.30pm – Melon Bomb

6pm – Jeremy Healy

7.45pm – Robin S

8pm – David Penn

9.30pm – Purple Disco Machine

Tree House Arena

1pm – Kevin Cannon

2.30pm – Tony Hutchinson

3.30pm – James Parker

4.30pm – Abel

6pm – DJ Pippa

7.30pm – Linden C

9pm- Tall Paul

10.30pm – Mike Johnson

Soul and Funk Forest

1pm – Simon Gibb

3pm – Mark Hutchinson

4.30pm – Deana Walker

5.30pm – Neil Massey

6.30pm – Bob Jeffries

8pm – Terry Jones

Introducing Stage

2pm – Candi’s Dog

3pm – The Waynes

4pm – Daniel Burnett

5pm – The Voluntears

6pm – Dayna Leadbitter

7pm – Disregard feat Dan James

8pm – The Pale White

Day tickets cost £69 for adults, £35 for young people aged 12 to 18 and £15 for children aged 5 to 12, with all under 18s to be accompanied by an adult over 25.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit

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