As Liverpool prepares for inaugural edition of Hope and Glory festival, Getintothis’ Amaan Khan provides the necessary details.
Liverpool’s brand new Hope and Glory festival has unveiled stage and lineup details to help you plan your weekend.
Taking place at and around St. George’s Hall, the festival boasts of bringing a weekend of music and art to the victorian backdrop of World Museum, Central Library, St. George’s Hall and its adjacent gardens.
The announcement of the festival has received a welcoming reaction thanks to the big names it will be bringing to town like headliners James and Hacienda Classical which will feature Shaun Ryder and Bez of Happy Mondays, Tim Booth of James. Alongside we will also revered local figures like Zutons’ Dave McCabe, AbiChan, The Coral‘s Ian Skelly, Clean Cut Kid etc. and not to mention The Blinders, Coquin Migale, Vynce, Lightning Seeds, Avalanche Party etc.
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.
- Hope and Glory festival takes place around and at St. George’s Hall on 5th and 6th August.
The full line-up and stage splits for the festival are as follows:
THE GREAT EXHIBITION STAGE
Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon
Badly Drawn Boy
The Membranes And 25 Piece Choir
WONDERS OF THE AGE STAGE
Dave Mccabe (The Zutons) with Ian Skelly (The Coral)
Chris Helme (The Seahorses)
The Ordinary Boys
Haunt The Wood
GREAT EXHIBITION STAGE
with special guests Shaun Ryder & Bez (Happy Mondays) & Tim Booth (James)
Ocean Colour Scene
Public Service Broadcasting
Reverend & The Makers
Clean Cut Kid
Show Hawk Duo
WONDERS OF THE AGE STAGE
The Shimmer Band
Changeover on stages will be occupied by Ultimate Power and Propaganda DJs.
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.