Hope and Glory festival kicks off today, Getintothis has the lowdown on stage times and everything you need to know for the Liverpool festivities.
Liverpool’s Hope and Glory festival launches for the first time this weekend.
The new Liverpool festival is taking place in and around various stages amid St. George’s Quarter of Liverpool City Centre boasting two days of music and art amid the backdrop of the World Museum, Central Library, St. George’s Hall and its adjacent gardens.
The bill includes headliners James and Hacienda Classical which will feature Shaun Ryder and Bez of Happy Mondays plus Tim Booth of James.
Alongside them are a supporting cast of artists including Lightning Seeds, Black Grape, The Zutons’ Dave McCabe, AbiChan, The Coral‘s Ian Skelly, Clean Cut Kid plus rising bands The Blinders, Coquin Migale, Vynce and Avalanche Party.
Space, We Are Catchers, Rale and Sex Pissed Dolls featuring Tony Christie are also on the bill.
The main action will take place at The Great Exhibition stage alongside lots of musical action and other variety acts like stand-ups and air guitar competition at Wonders of the Age Stage alongside lots of smaller but no less significant stuff on Lady Garden Stage.
To make it family friendly, the festival will also feature activities for children alongside games and food and drink stalls.
UPDATE: The first 1,200 early bird ticket holders will also be treated to a headline performance from Cast on Friday August 4 at St George’s Hall. This free gig will also feature performances from Chris Helme (Seahorses), Redfaces, Vida and a unique performance of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as part of Liverpool’s 50 Summers Of Love Celebrations.
- Hope and Glory festival takes place around and at St. George’s Hall August 5-6.
The full line-up and stage splits for the festival are as follows:
IN THE LADY GARDEN STAGE
Featuring spectacular entertainment including Football Legends charity darts match, Charlotte Church in conversation with renowned journalist Simon Price, Celebrity Charity arm wrestling, The Victorian Acrobatic Team, The Liverpool International Air Guitar Competition, Harminder the Elephant, Dinosaur Baby in the Pram, Dance of the Lobsters and The Woman Who Grew Up Into A Tree.
Additionally, over the course of the weekend and throughout the festival site, there will be a Foam Party, Prince Albert’s Little Secret (Cocktail bar), Mothers Ruin (Gin bar), Mr Edison’s Electric Emporium, Dr Johnson’s Clandestine Gathering, The Hoop & Stick, Darwin’s Little Darlings, Stephi LaReine’s Fashionista Hour and more.