A WORLD famous club brand will bring some of the UK’s biggest names in house and disco to the region this summer.

Hardwick Festival returns to the grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel, at Sedgefield, County Durham, from August 21 to 22, with a stellar line up including Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Rag’n’Bone Man, Maximo Park, Razorlight, Imelda May and Embrace.

Organisers have revealed that renowned club brand Glitterbox will return to the event, with Dave Lee ZR and Mousse T among the DJs taking to the Courtyard stage on Saturday, followed by To The Manor Born on Sunday.

Known for its inclusive party atmosphere and world-class line ups, Glitterbox has a dedicated fanbase around the world.

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Headliner Dave Lee ZR is often linked to the birth of disco and house in the UK, with decades of remixes and compilations under his belt and two of his own albums, including the hugely popular Produced With Love.

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He is joined on the line up by German DJ Mousse T, best known for co-writing and producing the top ten house hits Horny ‘98 and Tom Jones’ Sex Bomb, and has worked with a string of popular artists including Roachford, Ziggy Marley and Mezzoforte.

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Also taking to the decks are The Shapeshifters, who have worked on productions and remixes for George Michael, Moby, Christina Aguilera and Leona Lewis, along with the ‘voice’ of Glitterbox, Melvo Baptiste, known for his high energy DJ sets.

To The Manor Born takes over the space on Sunday, with sets from Sandy Rivera, best known for his hit Finally with Kings of Tomorrow, and Jo Manji, in the industry for nearly three decades.

And music fans can also hear tracks from DJ and radio presenter Brandon Block, Alex P – who made his name in Ibiza in the late 80s – and Pete Wharrier, who has warmed up for the likes of Dimitri From Paris, Phil Asher and Louie Vega.

John Adamson, who owns Hardwick Hall Hotel, said: “We pride ourselves on showcasing a diverse range of genres at the festival, with something for all music lovers to enjoy.

“Glitterbox never fails to put on an incredible show and I think we have a really impressive line up in the Courtyard across both days.

“It’s fantastic to be able to bring world renowned DJs and producers to Sedgefield and I’m confident this will be a weekend music fans won’t want to miss.”

For details of camping, glamping and ticket options visit hardwickfestival.co.uk

Tickets for this year’s Hardwick Festival are currently on sale at £55 for one day or £99 for both days plus booking fees. Concession tickets are available for children and 13 to 17-year-olds.

Camping and glamping options are available for those who want to immerse themselves in the festival experience.