Simple Minds, and The Jacksons will top the bill for the second annual Hardwick Live Garden Party now held over 2 days on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th September 2014 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, in County Durham.
Simple Minds will headline the Friday stage, and the four brothers of pop legend Michael Jackson – Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie and Tito - will headline with their only UK date this year on the Saturday night, performing Jackson 5 and The Jacksons hits such as 'ABC', 'I Want You Back', 'Blame it On the Boogie', 'Can you Feel It' and 'I’ll Be There'.
John Adamson, Managing Director of Ramside Estates, said; “We are flying The Jacksons in from the USA especially for Hardwick Live. Getting them is real coup for us as they’re loved by young and old, and this is a rare chance to see them in the UK. I’ve no doubt that they will put on a sensational performance.”
Joining Simple Minds for the new Friday night will be Charlie Cunningham, and more. Adam Ant will support The Jacksons with Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Hugh Cornwell, Dodgy, Kenny Thomas, Cattle & Cane, and Emma Garrett also performing on Saturday.
John added, "More than 8,500 people attended Hardwick Live last year which was fantastic in its first year and we’re hoping to attract even more families and music fans this year with our incredible line-up. We’re keen to promote local talent too so have included bands from the north east in the line-up for each day."
In addition to the music, there will be fairground rides, a brass band, DJ stage, street entertainers and a hot air balloon. There will also be an international food village as well as champagne, Pimms and cocktails tents on site throughout the event.
Weekend tickets are available to purchase from £79 per adult (aged 17+ years) A young persons (age 13 to 16 years) weekend ticket is priced at £22 (Tickets to be bought with an adult ticket, Proof of age will be required on entry), and a Children's (aged 3 to 12 years inclusive) weekend ticket are priced at £12.
Alternatively, individual tickets can be purchased for each day; £36 (adult), £10 (young person under 16) and £5 (aged 3 to 12 years) for Friday and £49 (adult), £12 (young person under 16) and £6 (child) for Saturday.
The event does not have camping. Car parking tickets are £2 in advance or £3 if bought on the day (from which a contribution will be made to the up keep of Hardwick Park).
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