YOUNG music can enjoy magic, pottery, face painting and more at one of the North-East’s leading festivals.

Hardwick Live returns to Hardwick Hall Hotel, near Sedgefield, County Durham, on Saturday, August 22, headlined by British band, James.

This year, as well as three stages of live music, the one-day event will also boast a larger variety of family-friendly attractions, designed to cater for visitors aged three and above.

This includes a designated children’s area, offering arts and crafts activities, storytelling and face-painting, as well as Punch and Judy shows and a magician.

There will also be a separate children’s fairground, where visitors can purchase an arm band and enjoy unlimited rides all afternoon.

John Adamson, owner of Ramside Estates which runs Hardwick Live, said: “Hardwick Live has always been popular for families and this year we wanted to make sure that visitors of all ages could really enjoy a fun-filled day out.

“There will be plenty of attractions on offer specifically for young people aged three and above, not to mention the stellar line-up of live music that will be running throughout the afternoon.”

Hardwick Live 2015 is being headlined by James and will also feature Razorlight, Embrace,10cc, Cast and a host of other up and coming and established artists.

Tickets cost £8 for children aged three to 12, £15 for young people aged 13 to 16 and £49 per adult. All child and young person tickets must be purchased with an adult ticket.

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