The unprecedented interest in this year’s leading North East music event has led to organisers releasing tickets two weeks early.


Tickets for Hardwick Live, headlined by legendary British band, James, were originally due to go on sale on Thursday April 2.


But a surge of people wanting to book tickets for the event at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield on August 22, has prompted organisers to put them on sale this week (March 26).


Hardwick Live 2015 will also feature a special appearance by chart-toppers Razorlight, along with other top acts including 10cc, Embrace, The Beat, Meadowlark, Scott Matthews and Natasha North, with more names still to be announced.


“There’s been a huge interest in Hardwick Live 2015 since the line-up was announced and we’ve been overwhelmed by music fans wanting to buy tickets,” said John Adamson, organiser of Hardwick Live.


“In order to satisfy demand we have decided to release the tickets sooner than previously expected to give the fans of James, Razorlight and this year’s other performers the opportunity to book early to avoid disappointment.”


Tickets for the one-day event, priced from £8 children and £49 adults, are already available online ( and will be obtainable in person from 9am tomorrow (Thursday March 26).


They can be bought directly at Hardwick Hall Hotel and other selected sites across the North East, including:  Woven, Durham; Yakuza, Sunderland; Changes, Middlesbrough; Bar Beyond, Newcastle; Shine, Stokesley; Cream, Trimdon and Greenfield Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe.


For those who want to get closer to the stars, organisers are offering a limited number of Hardwick Live Gold Passes, priced at £119 each, including free parking and an afternoon buffet.


A selection of accommodation packages are also available, including camping from £25, parking for a campervan at £50 and glamping for four people priced at £599.


For more information about Hardwick Live 2015, including a full list of ticket merchants, visit