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Live Music and Other Attractions

Hardwick Festival has a total capacity of 10,000.

The main Stage Arena will have a capacity of up to 9,000 people, Our Discovery Stage arena has capacity of up to 1,000 people.

Also other small stages incorporating Dj’s and Brass Bands. Plus a host of other attractions making Hardwick Festival a truly memorable event for the North East of England.

Our Aspirations

Our aim is to organise a Festival that everyone in the North of England would want to be a part of, appealing to The whole family, something for everyone, a melting pot of Live music over 2 stages with star studding acts from around the globe, Dance arenas where you will get lost in music, Children’s area within the woods full of great entertainment, face painting, magic shows, Ventriloquist shows, Punch & Judy & children’s workshops. Vintage fairground attractions.

A huge choice of Culinary delights on our food stalls and an extensive range of refreshments from Champagne cocktails to Hot chocolate on our various bars.

With over 30 years’ experience in events and a passion for live music we are always learning, evolving and striving to make this festival better each year.

Hardwick Festival is where you might stand alongside Superstars, urbanites, farmers, fashionistas and families.

Glorious days out at Hardwick Festival, Entertainment for a Friendly crowd from all walks of life.

Hardwick Festival 2023

Hardwick Festival 2022

Hardwick Festival 2021

Hardwick Festival 2019

Hardwick Festival 2018

Hardwick Live 2017

Held over two days with Madness, Lounge Kittens, Tom Smith live on Friday and Saturday with Ocean Colour Scene, Pete Docherty, Fun Lovin Criminals, Soul ll Soul, Buzzcocks, Gabrielle,  Brand New Heavies, Bootleg Beatles, Sherlocks, The Lancashire Hotpots plus many more

Hardwick Live 2015

Sold out with James, Razorlight, Embrace, 10CC, The Beat, Cast, Scott Matthews, Natasha North, Smooth & Turrell, Dexters, Meadow Larks, Black Delta Movement, Redfaces & Hayley Mckay plus many more

Hardwick Live 2014

Held over two days our line up included The Jacksons, Simple Minds, Adam Ant, Scouting for Girls, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Hugh Cornwell, Sherlocks, Dodgy, Kenny Thomas, Emma Garrett, Cattle & Kane, GTF & The Volunteers and more

Hardwick Live 2013

This was our first year with an amazing line up which included Texas, Jools Holland feat Ruby Turner & Roland Gift, Alison Moyet, Moya, Loveable Rogues, The Struts, The Longsands & Twister plus more