May 10 2014

Pop Royalty ‘The Jacksons’ Headline North East Event


The Jacksons

ORGANISERS of a music extravaganza are flying in pop royalty from America to wow their North East audience for what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see such global stars.Legendary band The Jacksons have sold over 100 million albums worldwide will perform their only UK date this year at the second annual Hardwick Live Garden Party, which has expanded to a two-day event.

This year’s Hardwick Live will take place in the picturesque grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th September.

John Adamson, Managing Director of Ramside Estates, said; “We are flying The Jacksons in from the USA especially for Hardwick Live. Getting them is a real coup for us as they’re loved by young and old, and this is a rare chance to see them in the UK. I’ve no doubt that they will put on a sensational performance.” The four brothers of pop legend Michael Jackson – Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie and Tito – will headline the Saturday night, performing Jackson 5 and The Jacksons hits such as ABC, I Want You Back, Blame it On the Boogie, Can you Feel it and I’ll Be There – still the best-selling song in Motown history.

Glaswegian arena band Simple Minds will headline the Friday stage. The Brit Award nominated band had a string of hits such as Alive and Kicking and Belfast Child as well as US number one Don’t You (Forget About Me), the anthem of 80s teen movie The Breakfast Club.


Simple Minds

Joining Simple Minds for the new Friday night music programme will be Radio One Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’, Charlie Cunningham, will join the lineup. Eighties idol Adam Ant, lead singer of Adam and the Ants, will support The Jacksons on the Saturday line-up.Adam scored 10 top ten hits in the UK including three number one singles and will be joined by Iconic rock band Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel; Hugh Cornwall of The Stranglers and 90s Brit pop heroes Dodgy.Soul singer Kenny Thomas, Teesside’s Cattle and Cane, and London singer-songwriter Emma Garrett, who cites 6 Music Laurene Laverne and Radio 1 Mary Anne Hobbs as fans, will also perform on Saturday.

Local Acts Twister and The Voluntears will also have an opportunity to perform to the Hardwick Live audience.John added: “More than 8,500 people attended Hardwick Live last year which was fantastic in its first year and we’re hoping to attract even more families and music fans this year with our incredible lineup. “We’re keen to promote local talent too so have included bands from the north east in the line-up for each day.”

In addition to the music, party-goers can look forward to fairground rides, a brass band, DJ stage, street entertainers and the luxurious Champagne Taittinger hot air balloon. There will also be an international food village as well as champagne, Pimms and cocktails tents on site throughout the event.

Friday’s event will run from 4-11pm and gates will re-open on Saturday from noon-11pm.Weekend tickets are available to purchase from (insert date) at £79 per adult via or by calling 01740 620 253.

Alternatively, individual tickets can be purchased for each day; £36 (adult), £10 (young person under 16) and £5 (child) for Friday and £49 (adult), £12 (young person under 16) and £6 (child) for Saturday