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Black Grape announced to play HOPE & GLORY festival’s special show

Liverpool’s brand new boutique festival HOPE & GLORY has announced BLACK GRAPE as the first act to play at the free gig for early bird ticket holders on Friday 4th August. The band features Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder, who says the band are, “Really looking forward to playing HOPE and GLORY festival in Liverpool. Always a pleasure to nip down the Lancs!”

The concert will be taking place the Friday night before the festival weekend begins, in the stunning St George’s Hall, in the heart of Liverpool. Access to this very special show – with a secret line-up – was available only to the first 1,200 ticket buyers for the HOPE & GLORY festival as an extra-special bonus for early purchases.

With reaction to the festival proving unprecedentedly strong and tickets sales soaring following the huge full weekend line-up announcement, the first 1,200 tickets sold out straight away. The only way now for fans to get their hands on tickets for the Friday night show will be by entering the exclusive competition to be in with a chance of winning one of 10 pairs of tickets.

To enter fans must simply ‘like’ and ‘share’ the event on the HOPE & GLORY Facebook page and ‘follow’ and ‘retweet’ the competition post on their Twitter. Those people already holding tickets for the free early bird secret show also have the chance of taking more friends with them, or enjoying a free bottle of champagne at the festival, by getting involved in sharing the event details across their social media.

HOPE & GLORY is a unique event set to take over Liverpool’s city centre. It is set behind St. George’s Hall, in St John’s Gardens and William Brown Street where 12,500 fans can enjoy the festival while indulging in the stunning Victorian backdrop of the World Museum and City Library in a specially created arena – all within a few hundred yards walk of the main Lime Street train station.

With an abundance of spectacular entertainment taking place across the whole weekend HOPE & GLORY is one of the hottest new festivals coming to the UK this summer, providing a quirky and fun weekend for all the family to watch, enjoy and discover some of the best talent in music and art. Full line up details below.

Tickets available from

HopeAndGloryFestival.co.uk / Eventbrite.com / SEEtickets.com

Weekend Tickets (inc. booking fee):
Adult £89
Under 16s £59
Under 10s £49
Under 5s £FREE
Payment plan to spread the cost over three instalments also available

Full T’s & C’s at HopeAndGloryFestival.co.uk

The Fratellis
Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon
The View
Badly Drawn Boy
Pigeon Detectives
The Membranes And 25 Piece Choir

Lucy Spraggan
Dave Mccabe (The Zutons) with Ian Skelly (The Coral)
Chris Helme (The Seahorses)
The Ordinary Boys
Wild Front
Haunt The Wood
The Jackobins

Haçienda Classiçal
with special Guests Shaun Ryder & Bez (Happy Mondays) & Tim Booth (James)
Ocean Colour Scene
Tom Chaplin
Lightning Seeds
Public Service Broadcasting
Reverend & The Makers
Zak Abel
Clean Cut Kid
Show Hawk Duo

The Twang
The Shimmer Band
The Blinders
Coquin Migale
Avalanche Party
Glass Mountain
Indigo Velvet
The Dantevilles

Changeover on stages will be occupied by Ultimate Power and Propaganda DJs.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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