California has Coachella, Somerset has Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight has Bestival and this Summer you can add Hadrian’s Wall to the list of iconic locations for world class music festivals…
The first ever Festival on the Wall is taking place right here in the North East, 4 – 6 August and the line up so far looks incredible!
Headliners were announced today… The Libertines and the Pet Shop Boys! I am really excited about both; I got to see Pet Shop Boys a few years ago when they supported Take That at the Stadium of Light and their live show was every bit as amazing as I thought it would be. Other artists on the bill include Mark Ronson, Twin Atlantic, JP Cooper, MNEK, The Sherlocks, Calum Scott and Maximo Park, with more acts to be announced soon.
As we all know though, festivals are about much more than the music and Festival on the Wall definitely isn’t going to disappoint when it comes the overall experience. I don’t know what I’m excited about more, the roller disco, Karavanoke, fine dining 100ft in the air, the hot tub chill zone or the Mad Max-esque Thunderdome with its flaming stage!
Add to that the fact that Festival on the Wall is planning incredible food, glamping essentials and a wonderful ethos based on sustainability, it’s easy to see how it will achieve its ambition of being the ‘happiest festival in the UK’.
To top it all off, let me just explain how utterly breathtaking the setting is for Festival on the Wall… it will take place across 350 acres of picture perfect privately-owned farmland close to the iconic Hadrian’s Wall. When you see the rolling hills and starry skies of Northumberland you’ll find it hard to believe you’re only 12 miles from the buzzing city of Newcastle.
I have already starting planning my festival outfits and can’t wait to see what else Festival on the Wall has up its sleeves, not least because I’ve been invited to be a blogger in residence at the festival… yep, that’s right folks, I’ll be tweeting, instragramming, and broadcasting live on Facebook throughout the entire weekend and I can not flipping wait! Now where did I put my uv face paint?
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.festivalonthewall.com. You can also follow @FestOnTheWall on Twitter, @festivalonthewall on Instagram and to keep up to date with the latest news visit the Festival on the Wall Facebook page.