In just two weeks’ time Liverpool’s newest boutique festival HOPE & GLORY will be taking over the city centre with a spectacular array of live music and entertainment across the weekend of the 5th and 6th of August.
The complete line-up across all three stages has now been revealed with some special new additions including Liverpool’s very own Space, plus Rale, Rich Ayre, We Are Catchers and the ferocious Sex Pissed Dolls, who will have the legendary Tony Christie guesting with them for a special rendition of ‘Amarillo’.
They will be joining the festival’s incredible line-up of top name acts – 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 an anthems loaded set at HOPE & GLORY having just supported Coldplay, playing to 65,000 people a night at their recent stadium shows.
Also featuring on Saturday at the ‘In The Lady Garden Stage’ will be Charlotte Church and Lucy Spraggan ‘In Conversation With’ respected journalist and author Simon Price, as well as Liverpool’s International Air Guitar Competition, which 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.
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 in the city last year, as well as The Voice UK 2016 contestant Cody Frost and an appearance from the grand ‘Duelling Pianos’ who will take to the stage in a thrilling contest between virtuoso ivory ticklers in a life or death struggle to showcase their skills!
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, 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.