The Hardwick Live 2019 lineup will feature big name bands as well as a host of other entertainment including big-name comedians. So who's playing?

Hardwick Live is a County Durham music festival taking place at Hardwick Hall, just to the west of Sedgefield.

It takes place on Saturday and Sunday August 17-18 - you can read all the details including times and travel in our Hardwick Live information roundup.

There are also a variety of options for tickets, including full weekend passes and single day tickets. (The links below are affiliate links - at no extra cost to you, we receive commission, which helps us keep this site running).

You can book weekend tickets on the weekend tickets booking page here.

For Saturday tickets you can follow this link, and you can book Sunday tickets on this link.

So what's the Hardwick Hall lineup?

The Hardwick Hall lineup includes both bands and an array of comedians, who will be performing from 2.30pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. As well as the headline acts on the main stage, there will also be a dance stage and the Discovery Stage featuring everything from a comedy-folk band to indie-pop and funk and soul.

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Hardwick Hall lineup - Saturday

The Hardwick Hall headline act for Saturday is the Manic Street Preachers. Joining them on Saturday in the Main Stage lineup are The Zutons, Stuff Little Fingers, Sister Sledge Live featuring Kathy Sledge, The Sherlocks, The Lake Poets, James Walsh and Feva.

On the Discovery Stage is Irish country singer Catherine McGrath, rock band The Joy Formidable, Sports Team, singer-songwriter Zuzu, rock group Bloxx, Baltic, Jarpsy, singer Rothwell, and Mano McLaughlin.

In The Courtyard will be Glitterbox with Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, The Shape Shifters and Melvo Baptiste.

On the BBC Music Introducing Stage the Hardwick Hall lineup will be Plaza, the Yada Yada Yadas, Harri Endersby, Nel Unlit and Teesside alternative rock bands Swears.

And in The Dome there will be Denney, Mark Jenkyns, Tony Hutchinson, Steve Butler, Simon Gibb and Peter Wharrier.

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Hardwick Hall lineup - Sunday

The Hardwick Hall headliners on Sunday August 18 are legendary Manchester band James. They'll be joined on the Main Stage by Lisa Stansfield, Ziggy Marley, Billy Bragg, A Certain Ratio, Tim Burgess, Cattle and Cane and Just So.

On The Discovery Stage Craig Charles will bring funk and soul classics. There will also be comedy-folk band Lancashire Hot Pots, Hyde Park Brass Band, Only The Poets, Saint Agnes, Rivet City, Reflekter, Roe, and The Voluntears.

In The Courtyard is Retro with Jeremy Healy, Brandon Block, Paul Taylor, Jon Dailva, DJ Allister Whitehead, and Chris Bungoni.

On the BBC Music Introducing Stage the Hardwick Hall lineup is George Boomsma, Llovers, Cherry Head Cherry Heart, Faithful Johannes and Eve Conway.

In The Dome will be Elliot Adamson, Michael Johnson, Tony Hutchinson, Scott Bradford, and Peter Wharrier.

Hardwick Live comedians

On Saturday, the Hardwick Live comedians taking to the stage in The Dome will be Patrick Monahan and Duncan Oakley. On Sunday there'll be El Baldiniho, Scott Bennett, Chris Stokes and Alex Boardman.

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