Hardwick Festival adds acoustic stage to lineup promising mix of new talent and celebrated legends

-Credit:Terry Blackburn
-Credit:Terry Blackburn

A new acoustic stage has been added to Hardwick Festival lineup promising eclectic mix of new talent and celebrated legends.

Hardwick Festival, the acclaimed musical gathering set against the stunning backdrop of County Durham's Hardwick Hall, is gearing up for its highly anticipated 10th anniversary edition between August 16 and 18, with headline performances from the likes of Becky Hill, Snow Patrol and Richard Ashcroft.

Now organisers have unveiled the addition of an acoustic stage to the festival lineup, promising attendees an eclectic mix of emerging music, first-class comedy, celebrated legends and an amazing variety of entertainment.

Dan Evans is a seasoned comedian who has been delighting audiences across the UK comedy circuit for over two decades, with daft tales ranging from babysitting mishaps to navigating the trials of hair loss, Evans is known for his unique brand of humour that resonates with audiences worldwide.

Hailing from the mining community of Fishburn, the Fishburn Brass Band has a rich history that dates back to the early 1950s. From humble beginnings, they've risen to become a globally recognised act, embodying their village's spirit while maintaining a commitment to excellence both on and off stage.

Busking Joe, a familiar sight at gigs and festivals across the UK, is known for sparking spontaneous street parties with his energetic drumming and infectious Latin dance beats. With a mission to keep the post-gig celebrations going, Joe is a must-see performer at Hardwick.

Ed Cosens, known for captivating audiences with his soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics, is a rising star in Sheffield's music scene. His performance at Hardwick Festival promises to be a highlight, offering fans a taste of his unique blend of indie and folk influences inspired by artists like Rag & Bone Man and Mumford & Sons.

Middlesbrough's own Finn Forster is also set to bring his distinctive sound to Hardwick's new Acoustic Stage. With his soulful vocals and introspective songwriting, Forster is sure to leave a lasting impression on audiences as he makes his festival debut.

Paige Temperley, a familiar face on the North East live scene, is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne. She performs both as a solo artist and as part of the Folk Pop group 'Tall Shaves'. Paige has also contributed her vocals to numerous studio projects over the years, including the release trailer for the video game 'Hood: Outlaws and Legends'.

Steve Royal, a multi-talented performer known for his comedic antics and juggling skills, has earned recognition on Britain's Got Talent and toured extensively. His performance at Hardwick is one not to be missed.

Paul Silky White, with his quick wit and humour, is an experienced comedian who knows how to keep audiences entertained. His performance on the Acoustic Stage is set to be a masterclass in stand-up comedy, promising plenty of laughs for all present.

Up-and-coming country artist Kimberley Olsen is poised to make a splash at Hardwick, with her debut single reaching Number 1 on the iTunes Country Chart. With her soulful voice and infectious energy, Olsen is predicted to achieve great things in 2024.

Dave Lynas, a talented singer-songwriter known for his captivating performances, brings his unique mix of folk and indie rock to the Hardwick Festival. With his emotive lyrics and mesmerising melodies, Lynas is expected to be a festival favourite.

Sarah Johnsone, a rising star in the North East music scene, is set to captivate audiences with her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics at Hardwick Festival. Her performance promises to be an unforgettable showcase of her talent and passion for introspective songwriting.

Sophie Gordon, known for her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence, is also poised to wow festival-goers as she makes her debut at Hardwick Festival. With her soulful renditions of classic songs and infectious energy, Gordon is sure to leave a lasting impression on this summer's attendees.

With tickets for Hardwick Festival 2024 selling out quickly, the public are encouraged to act swiftly if they wish to secure their spot. For information on ticketing options, VIP packages and camping details, visit hardwickfestival.co.uk.

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