Hope and Glory festival have announced that Liverpool’s very own CAST will be headlining Friday night, joined by Black Grape, Chris Helme (Seahorses), Redfaces, Vida and more!
With just one week to go until Liverpool’s newest boutique festival HOPE & GLORY takes over the city centre, the festival are pleased to announce more exciting editions and surprises to an already spectacular array of live music and entertainment taking place across the weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6thof August.
Alongside the previously announced Black Grape, the first 1,200 early birds to purchase festival tickets, will also be treated to a headline performance from Liverpool’s very own Cast on Friday 4th August at St. George’s Hall. This ‘not so’ secret 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. Those lucky early birds will be listening to the classic album in a way that has never been performed before.
HOPE & GLORY are also pleased to announce that festival-goers attending the Sunday night will be witness to an incredible supergroup comprised of some of the biggest legends of the Liverpool and Manchester music scenes and more coming together for one night only for an exclusive performance on the festival main stage of the Beatles classic ‘All You Need Is Love’. Promoter Lee O’Hanlon said, “We are incredibly excited and humbled that these amazing artists have agreed to our request to perform together. All will be revealed at the festival.”
Those with Saturday tickets only will be given the opportunity to purchase an upgrade to a weekend ticket at the onsite box office during the festival on a first-come-first-served basis.
These new additions to the bill will be joining the festival’s incredible line-up – including headliners JAMES and HAÇIENDA ÇLASSICAL, Razorlight, Ocean Colour Scene, The Fratellis, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, The Lightning Seeds and more, plus some of the most exciting up and coming talent such as The Blinders, The Shimmer Band and Zak Abel. Embrace will also perform at HOPE & GLORY having just supported Coldplay, playing to 65,000 people a night at their recent stadium shows.
Ticket buyers can also get involved in the festival’s Victoriana fancy dress competition, with one lucky winner walking away with £1,000 and two tickets to next year’s HOPE & GLORY, so expect handle-bar moustaches, bearded ladies and bloomers galore!
There will be numerous more weird and wonderful things happening across the site of this family-friendly event, including pop up comedians, a Football Legends charity darts match, celebrity arm wrestling, The Victorian Acrobatic Team, Harminder the Elephant and Dinosaur Baby in the Pram and Lord Of The Lobsters, 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.
All ticket profits will be donated to the victims and families of the Manchester attacks, so grab your top hats, bonnets, capes and cravats and join the fun in 2017’s hottest new festival.