June 3, 2019 @ 15:48 by Alison Cowie
North East music fans can enjoy a high-end festival experience this summer, by making the most of a private bar, luxury toilets and catering.
Hardwick Live Festival returns to the grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel, at Sedgefield, County Durham on August 17-18
And parties heading to the event to see top stars like Manic Street Preachers and James can upgrade to a VIP weekend with all of the perks by booking a tipi at the event.
The space can accommodate 50 people and includes tickets to the festival, wristbands for exclusive access and 20 parking passes.
John Adamson, who owns Ramside Estates, said: “The festival attracts all kinds of groups and we always strive to make sure that everyone’s needs are catered for.
“The tipis allow guests to enjoy all of the attractions on offer around the grounds, with the added luxury of access to their own space and a private bar.”
“They have proved to be very popular so far, so I would suggest anyone looking to book should act quickly so as not to miss out.”
Also appearing on the main stage across the weekend are The Zutons, Lisa Stansfield, Stiff Little Fingers, Ziggy Marley, Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge, Billy Bragg, The Sherlocks and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club.
Meanwhile, Elite club brands Glitterbox and Retro will take over the Coachhouse Courtyard, hosting sets from top DJs including Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, Jeremy Healy and Brandon Block.
There are two tipi packages available, one with a prepaid bar tab or cash sales and another option to choose complimentary beer and wine throughout the day, with other drinks to be purchased separately.
Festival-goers will enjoy a hot and cold buffet at 1.30pm and 6.30pm, with seating and tables inside and outside of the tent.