With only five weeks to go until Liverpool’s newest festival HOPE & GLORY takes over the city centre, more details on the exciting and extravagant entertainment happening over the weekend have been announced.
As well as enjoying music from the festival’s incredible line-up of top name acts – including headliners JAMES and HACIENDA CLASSICAL – the third stage ‘IN THE LADY GARDEN’ has a whole host of fun to offer.
On Saturday the Liverpool International Air Guitar Competition will be taking place throughout the day, with entrants battling it out to show their best moves to the crowd. Entries for the Air Guitar Competition should be made to hello@tinyCOW.co.uk with their name, age and top three songs to rock out to.
The stage also plays host to an array of special solo acoustic performers and respected journalist and author Simon Price who will be ‘In Conversation With’ some of the weekend’s stars including Charlotte Church and Lucy Spraggan. Liverpool’s top fashion and lifestyle blogger Stephi La Reine will also share her style expertise in the Fashionista Hour.
On Sunday there will be exclusive acoustic performances from ex-Augustines frontman William McCarthy, who makes his return to Liverpool after his former band played their final show there last year. Kent singer Nic Bennett, The Voice UK 2016 contestant Cody Frost and more will also feature. Closing the stage will be the grand ‘Duelling Pianos’, a thrilling contest between virtuoso ivory ticklers in a life or death struggle to showcase their skills!
One lucky ticket buyer will also be walking away with £1,000 and two tickets to next year’s HOPE & GLORY in the festival’s Victoriana fancy dress competition – expect handle-bar moustaches, bearded ladies and bloomers galore!
Across the whole site there will even more weird and wonderful pop up comedians and entertainment including the Football Legends charity darts match, celebrity charity arm wrestling, The Victorian Acrobatic Team, Harminder the Elephant and Dinosaur Baby in the Pram, the highly entertaining sights of inflatable crustaceans’ in the ‘Dance Of the Lobsters – Lobsterlicious’, as well as 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 and Darwin’s Little Darlings.
FULL LINE UP AND STAGE SPLITS
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 (Zutons) w/ Ian Skelly (The Coral)
Chris Helme (The Seahorses)
Haunt The Wood
GREAT EXHIBITION STAGE
Ocean Colour Scene
Public Service Broadcasting
Reverend & The Makers
Show Hawk Duo
WONDERS OF THE AGE STAGE
The Shimmer Band
Tickets available from
Weekend Tickets (inc. booking fee):
Adult £89 / Under 16s £59 / Under 10s £49 / Under 5s FREE
Full T’s & C’s at HopeAndGloryFestival.co.uk