Glaswegian arena band Simple Minds will headline the Friday stage at Hardwick Live.
The Brit Award nominated band will roll out a string of hits as they celebrate 35 years as a band.
Simple Minds will roll out smash hits like Alive and Kicking, Belfast Child and not forgetting their incredible US Number One Don’t You (Forget About Me), the anthem of 80s teen movie The Breakfast Club.
UK Number one album Street Fighting Years, produced by production legends Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson, permanently cemented the band in the hearts of the UK public forever.
Joining Simple Minds on the new Friday night of Hardwick Live are Scouting for Girls and The Sherlocks. The four times Brit Award winning Scouting for Girls are one of the most successful UK acts of the last decade. The band have chalked up a string of hit's including 'She's So Lovely', 'Elvis Ain't Dead' and the Ivor Novello Award winning 'This Ain't A Love Song'.
The Sherlocks have recently been taken on for management by the team behind Babyshambles, Pete Doherty and The View.
Since forming in late 2010, they have played in excess of 450 gigs & festivals across the UK earning support slots to bands such as The Enemy, Reverend and The Makers, The Buzzcocks, Twisted Wheel, Steve Craddock (Ocean Colour Scene). The band are selling gigs out effortlessly across the north of England and their ever growing reputation is now on a national level.
Twister are a 4 piece Pop/Rock band from the North East of England. They are a high energy, young and exciting four piece, fronted by charismatic Stevie Stoker, who certainly knows how to work a crowd.
Twister have a natural ability to connect with the audience and with a set list of rock/pop anthems and a dedicated following they are renowned for giving an amazing show every time they perform.
Hardwick Live 2014 presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see pop royalty and the greatest, and biggest selling musical family of all time – THE JACKSONS.
Adored by millions of fans the world over, The Jacksons forever changed the landscape of popular music and are one of the most beloved acts of all time. The Jacksons have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and deliver a not to be missed show for every generation of the family.
Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, and Tito Jackson are a global sensation and their shows are nothing short of a spectacular. They’ll be playing all their classic Jacksons and Jackson 5 hits including ABC, Blame it on the Boogie, I Want You Back, Can You Feel It and I’ll Be There – still the best selling song in Motown history.
Brother Michael may be gone but is certainly not forgotten and his performances will join his brothers on some songs in a stunning live show that will take your breath away.
Celebrate their extraordinary career and witness music history firsthand as THE JACKSONS headline the Saturday night at this year’s Hardwick Live.
There are few artists whose hits stay with you all your life. The iconic Adam Ant is one of them.
Adam smashed into the charts worldwide, millions of albums worldwide and at one time had the unprecedented achievement of having eight singles in the Top 40 at the same time! Now he’s going to blow away the crowd at this year’s Hardwick Live.
Adam scored 10 Top Ten hits in the UK, including three Number Oneʼs, with tracks like Prince Charming, Stand & Deliver, Goody Two Shoes, Antmusic, Dog Eat Dog, Young Parisians, Kings Of The Wild Frontier, Ant Rap, Puss In Boots and Friend Or Foe.
Either as a solo artist or with the Ants, Adam has released nine albums, including Number Oneʼs. In 2013 Adam once again entered the Top 40 with the critically acclaimed album Adam Ant Is The BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunnerʼs Daughter. He spent 2013 touring extensively in Europe, Australia and two highly successful 66 date tours of America and Canada.
Adam’s illustrious career has included picking up Brit Awards; Ivor Novello Awards; Grammy nominations; being voted ʻSexiest Man Aliveʼ by MTV viewers; the first VJ (video Jockey) on MTV; written a best selling autobiography Stand And Deliver; acted in two plays by Joe Orton; starred in Hollywood movies acting alongside stars like Sharon Stone and Dennis Hopper and working with directors such as Steven Spielberg.
Now it’s the turn of Hardwick live to witness the everlasting ANTmania and one of the best performers of all time.
Hear the greatest hits of the incredible talent of Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel at this year’s Hardwick Live. Songs like Mr Soft, Sebastian, Judy Teen, Love’s A Prima Donna, as well as the out and out anthem, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) will all be on show.
Armed with colossal tunes from each of his twelve albums, Steve Harley brings his full Cockney Rebel rock band to Hardwick Live after a summer of festivals both in the UK and Europe. The line-up includes long-serving member Barry Wickens on violin and guitar, and guitarist Robbie Gladwell, as well as Lincoln Anderson on bass, James Lascelles, keyboards, and Adam Houghton on drums.
The original Cockney Rebel has been described by Rod Stewart as “One of Britain’s finest lyricists”. You won’t find us disagreeing with Rod on that one.
Hardwick Live is thrilled to announce Hugh Cornwell the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers.
Hugh is one of the UK's finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers.
As frontman of The Stranglers enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into the UK and Europe's musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and Skin Deep.
His solo studio album, the critically acclaimed Hooverdam, was produced and mixed by Grammy award winner Liam Watson.
Guitar heroes Dodgy play Hardwick Live 2014 on the Saturday.
Dodgy’s debut album was produced by The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie to both critical acclaim and chart success.
During the 1990s the band gained significant popularity for their live performances as one of the cornerstones of Britpop with a string of Top 40 hits including Going Out For The Summer, If You’re Thinking of Me and the everlasting Good Enough. Still a musical force 2013 saw them play Glastonbury and V Festival and now it’s your turn to see them at Hardwick Live.
Platinum selling Kenny Thomas dominated the commercial, soul and album charts in the 90’s. By the time he was 23 he had been nominated for 2 Brit Awards, shared the stage with such luminaries as Edwin Starr, Freddie Jackson, Kool & The Gang, Incognito, Mica Paris and was a regular on TOTP!
Kenny’s debut album, Voices, went platinum in its first week and went on to sell over double platinum in the UK alone, spawning 4 hit singles, Outstanding, the huge smash Thinking About Your Love, Best of You and Tender Love. Then came his second album, Wait For Me, which also offered up a slew of hits including Stay and Trippin’ On Your Love.
Kenny takes to the Hardwick Live stage complete with a fantastic ten-piece band and a phenomenal live performance.
The Guardian’s new music journalist Paul Lester said of Emma Garrett, “It’s big, stirring, dramatic, orchestrally enhanced balladry with rock flourishes and epic surges, music from the heart, for the hurt, that expresses a young life lived to the full, with all the soaring highs and plummeting lows that entails”.
Emma is just starting out but with Q Magazine adoring tracks by Emma and Mary Ann Hobbs at BBC Radio One and Laurene Laverne at BBC 6 Music already spinning songs the future is certainly bright for Emma.
Likened to Anna Calvi and Kate Bush, Emma lives up to such accolades with outstanding live performances backed by her excellent live band.
Cattle & Cane are a real family affair, with four members of the prodigious Hammill brood involved – Joe and Helen lead from the front with lead vocals; Joe on acoustic guitar and Helen on keys. Frank brings powerful dynamicism on electric guitar and adds to the harmony-centred blend between three of the sibling voices. Tom Chapman and Vinny Hammill constitute the backline with drums and bass guitar.
With a recent song-writing award under their belt, the bands live shows demonstrate the strength and depth of their songs and their uncanny ability to create unique and affecting songs that speak to their audience.
The band have generated a strong following since being selected by the BBC to perform at Scotland’s legendary T In The Park. There is a growing sense that this band are heading for bigger things- the buzz continues to grow after sold-out shows, features from iTunes, BBC 6Music and a 5* ‘single of the week’ award in the News Of The World.
Formed in 2013 The Voluntears are an indie rock band from the North East of England. This five piece band is made up from lead vocalist Seamus Edge, lead guitarist Scott Stephenson, rhythm guitarist Mark Dunn, bassist Simon Brown and Drummer Jordan Sowerby...
The Voluntears are currently enjoying growing recognition of their clean, raw sound on the local and regional live circuit with their catchy guitar riffs which are full of personality and clever lyrics expressing personal experiences and the hopes, dreams and aspirations of a generation. It is this combination of personality and sound that have kept The Voulntears gig schedule packed with dates up and down the country with headline slots and supporting touring bands such as indie legends The Rifles on their UK tours.