Dave Lee directs house and disco programming for County Durham Music Festival
A WORLD-renowned club brand will bring some of Britain’s biggest house and disco names to the region this summer.
The Hardwick Festival returns to the grounds of the Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham, August 21-22, with exceptional lineup including Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Rag’n’Bone Man, Maximo Park, Razorlight , Imelda May and Embrace.
Organizers have revealed that famous club brand Glitterbox will return to the event, with Dave Lee ZR and Mousse T among the DJs taking to the Courtyard stage on Saturday, followed by To The Manor Born on Sunday.
Known for its inclusive party atmosphere and world-class lineups, Glitterbox has a dedicated fan base around the world.
Headliner Dave Lee ZR is often linked with the birth of disco and house in the UK, with decades of remixes and compilations to his credit and two of his own albums, including the hugely popular Produced With Love. .
He is joined by German DJ Mousse T, best known for co-writing and producing top ten house hits Horny ’98 and Tom Jones’ Sex Bomb, and has worked with a range of popular artists including Roachford, Ziggy Marley and Mezzoforte.
The Shapeshifters are also on the decks, who have worked on productions and remixes for George Michael, Moby, Christina Aguilera and Leona Lewis, as well as Glitterbox ‘voice’ Melvo Baptiste, known for his energetic DJ sets.
To The Manor Born takes up space on Sunday, with sets by Sandy Rivera, best known for her hit Finally with Kings of Tomorrow, and Jo Manji, in the industry for nearly three decades.
And music fans can also hear tracks from DJ and radio presenter Brandon Block, Alex P – who made a name for himself in Ibiza in the late ’80s – and Pete Wharrier, who heated up for Dimitri From. Paris, Phil Asher and Louie Vega. .
John Adamson, owner of the Hardwick Hall Hotel, said: âWe are proud to present a wide range of genres at the festival, with something for all music lovers.
âGlitterbox never fails to put on an amazing show and I think we have a really impressive training in the yard on both days.
“It’s fantastic to be able to bring world famous DJs and producers to Sedgefield and I have no doubts that this will be a weekend music fans won’t want to miss.”
For more details on camping, glamping and ticketing options, visit hardwickfestival.co.uk
Tickets for this year’s Hardwick Festival are currently on sale at Â£ 55 for one day or Â£ 99 for both days plus booking fees. Discount tickets are available for children and 13-17 year olds.
Camping and glamping options are available for those who wish to immerse themselves in the festival experience.