Hardwick Live Festival takes place at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield from 17 – 18 August with a star-studded line-up topped by Manic Street Preachers and James.
This year, the hotel’s Coachhouse Courtyard will be transformed into a dance arena, giving music fans even more choice over the weekend.
On Sunday 18 August the space will be the residence of Retro, which has been selling out club nights and attracting thousands of music fans around the UK and in the Balearic Islands since 1989.
Retro’s line-up for Sunday will welcome headliner Jeremy Healy, who has toured everywhere from Ibiza to Bali and headlined events for some of the biggest club brands in the world.
Fans will also hear sets from Retro creator, Paul Taylor, producer and DJ Brandon Block, former resident DJ at the The Haçienda, John Dasilva, Allister Whitehead – widely regarded as one of the UK’s most prolific house DJs – and Chris Bungoni, who has played at venues across the UK.
John Adamson, owner of Ramside Estates which runs Hardwick Live Festival, believes the new arena has great appeal.
“We’re delighted to welcome Retro at this year’s event,” said John.
“The DJs are always a big part of the festival and we’re really excited to welcome the new dance arena this year.
“We’re always looking at ways to expand the event and give festival-goers even more to do over the weekend and we expect the Courtyard to be very popular.”