Primal Scream, and Echo and the Bunnymen are the first acts to be announced for Down To The Woods which replaces its predecessor of three years, Hardwick Live and is held on Saturday 13th August at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, in County Durham.
Jonathan Woodliffe of Ramside Estates, said, "We're really excited about the programme of artists we are bringing to Down To The Woods. To land Primal Scream is a major coup for us, especially as it will be their only gig within a 100 mile radius and to have Echo & the Bunnymen as well really is a double whammy.
"This is the first of many exciting announcements we'll be making about Down To The Woods in the coming months and we're confident it is going to be one of THE North East's biggest music events of 2016 covering the very best of new music and bands of the greatest heritage.”
Hardwick Live sold out this year and the new event promises to deliver heritage and new acts, plus comedy, dance DJs, spoken word, art and more than one or two surprises. Early bird tickets for Down To The Woods 2016 already sold out even before any of the line-up had been revealed.
Tickets for adults (aged 17 years and over) are are priced £55. A young persons ticket (aged 13 to 16 years) is priced at £15, and a children's ticket for those aged 3 to 12 years inclusive is priced at £8.
The one-day festival is also offering visitors the opportunity to extend their stay, with a range of weekend accommodation packages priced from £30. This includes camping in the grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield from Friday afternoon (4pm) until noon on Sunday, with access to toilets, showers and 24-hour security.
There will also be a limited number of spaces for campervans, with parking charged at £50 per vehicle, just a short walk from the main festival stage.
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