Following the news that the 70-piece orchestra HAÇIENDA CLASSIÇAL will be closing the festival on Sunday, Manchester band JAMES have now been confirmed as the Saturday night headliners and will be joined on THE GREAT EXHIBITION STAGE by Razorlight, The Fratellis, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, The View, Embrace and many more.
Newly added to the WONDERS OF THE AGE STAGE Starsailor will close Saturday nights mayhem with the likes of Lucy Spraggan, Dave McCabbe (Zutons) with Ian Skelly (The Coral), The Seahorses lead singer Chris Helme, The Ordinary Boys and more playing throughout day.
On Sunday, Haçienda Classiçal will be joined by special guests Shaun Ryder and Bez from the Happy Mondays with Tim Booth from JAMES also now featuring, whilst Ocean Colour Scene will also now be playing THE GREAT EXHIBITION STAGE alongside Tom Chaplin (Keane), Lightning Seeds and musical troubadours Public Service Broadcasting. The Twang will champion a day of new music with The Shimmer Band, The Blinders and others taking to the second stage, before the afore-mentioned Haçienda Classiçal bring main stage proceedings to a rousing end.
The festival is set behind St. George’s Hall, in St John’s Gardens and William Brown Street where 12,500 fans can enjoy the festival while indulging in the stunning Victorian backdrop of the World Museum and City Library in a specially created arena – all within a few hundred yards walk of the main Lime Street train station.
BLACK GRAPE have been announced as the first act to play at the free gig for early bird ticket holders on Friday 4th August. The band features Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder, who says the band are “really looking forward to playing HOPE and GLORY festival in Liverpool. Always a pleasure to nip down the Lancs!”
The concert will be taking place the Friday night before the festival weekend begins, in the stunning St George’s Hall, in the heart of Liverpool. Access to this very special show – with a secret line-up – was available only to the first 1,200 ticket buyers for the HOPE & GLORY festival as an extra-special bonus for early purchases. Or see below for your chance to win two tickets!
Tickets are available to buy for Hope & Glory Festival from: HopeAndGloryFestival.co.uk, Eventbrite.com or SEEtickets.com