Hardwick Festival is back next week for its 11th year, and this time an additional day of music is on the cards.

The festival takes place over three days from Friday, August 18, to Sunday, August 20 at Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield. 

The reasonably-priced festival has a few remaining weekend and day tickets available, and camping is on site too.

In addition to the Saturday and Sunday headliners, The Kooks and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Johnny Marr, alt-rock band The Vaccines, indie legends The Cribs, and pop favourite Melanie C.

The Northern Echo: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be headlining. Picture: JAC MediaNoel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be headlining. Picture: JAC Media (Image: JAC Media)

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Headlining Friday is Haçienda Classical, a magnificent celebration of the iconic Manchester club with an orchestrated twist.

The continuous live DJ set will spin the biggest tracks of the era alongside a full orchestra, choir and guest vocalists.

Dance music enthusiasts will also get their fix throughout the weekend with a heavy-hitting lineup of internationally renowned DJs.

Legendary New York DJ and remixer, Dennis Ferrer brings his heady mix of house and soulful techno to Hardwick Festival’s dance-focused Courtyard stage on Saturday. 

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Low Steppa, one of the most influential house music artists of the moment, headlines on Sunday, with ‘First Lady’ of Defected Records, Sam Devine and BBC Radio 1 DJ Arielle Free also on the bill. 

Craig Charles’ much-loved Funk & Soul Club is ready to light up the main stage on Friday with his infectious mix of classic funk, soul and disco. 

Hardwick Festival is the biggest event of its kind in the Northeast and continues to support the local music scene through its commitment to showcasing the best emerging talent from across the region.

At this year’s event, Andrew Cushin, The Pale White, Liam Fender, Tom A Smith and The Redroom are among the local up-and-coming talent who are set to grace the Treehouse Arena.

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In addition, there’s ‘70’s and ‘80’s retro fun to be had at Boogie Wonderland for chilled vibes and hammocks there’s the immersive Into The Forest. 

There are lots of activities to keep children amused as well. In the woodland area by the top lawn is a dedicated children’s zone filled to the brim with child-friendly entertainment, including magic shows, ventriloquists, Punch & Judy, children’s workshops, interactive discos, and a fun fair. 

There are rides for all ages of kids from big inflatable slides and merry go rounds for the smaller kids through to dodgems and fairground thrill rides for the adults. 

Urban Kaos brings its popular brand ‘Club Groovy’ kids dance party back to Hardwick.

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This year they will take on a new theme to connect both young kids and their adults with classic dance moves and party games. Always a fun participation event 

Acts this year include; Maple Staplegun (Australia) is an award-winning comedy hula hoop show about being a modern, middle-aged woman, where everything is a little more difficult than it used to be, but it makes great comedy along the route to success. 

Dandyman (Australia) is an award-winning physical comedian, circus artist, Vaudevillian and absurdist and appears hot from his Edinburgh Fringe season.

Sublimit, a Japanese circus duo on their first visit north to display their amazing high-level skills. 

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The Car park is situated on Hardwick East Park and will be clearly signed, the entrance to this will be from the mini roundabout opposite the entrance to Hardwick Park on the A177.

Hardwick Festival is among the most affordable family festivals in the region.

For the full weekend, tickets for children between ages 3 and 11 can be snatched up for just £35 (plus booking fee) and young people from ages 12 to 17 can attend with their parents or guardian for £80 (+ bf), half the price of an adult ticket.

As with previous events, tickets can be purchased for individual days or for the full weekend. Camping is available on site.

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Tickets for the full weekend are priced at £160 (+bf) for adults, £80 (+bf) for ages 11-17 and £35 (+bf) for ages 3-11. 

Tickets for individual days are also available to buy, ranging from £39 to £69 for adult tickets.