A brand new music & arts festival will launch this summer at St George’s Hall with Hacienda Classical and Reverend & The Makers announced to play.

The two day festival will take place on 4th & 5th August at St George’s Plateau with over 50 performers to be announced. The festival will include music, art, exhibitions, magic shows, spoken word poetry and more as the festival aims for a Victorian Carnival Theme.

Hacienda Classical will headline the festival, bringing their impressive 70 piece orchestral show to Liverpool with reworkings of acid house classics once played in Manchester’s legendary Hacienda club.

Reverend & The Makers

Reverend & The Makers

Other big names include the legendary Reverend & The Makers, Scottish indie rockers The Fratelli’s and former Keane frontman Tom Chaplin. The Shimmer Band, VYNCE and The Blinders have also been announced to play across the two festival stages.

The festival will include a pop up performance areas where there will be performances including magic shows, comedy, spoken word poetry and acoustic music sets.

Organisers say “Try to imagine your favourite bands, huge tunes, combined with a decadent Victorian carnival, wicked fun, with a heavy dose of outrageous sideshows, and you’ll begin to get a picture of what HOPE & GLORY festival is. A festival of proper music and real anthems.”

The festival will feature the following attractions:

The Great Exhibition Stage (Main Stage)
THE Wonders of The Age Stage (Second Stage)
Dr.Johnston’s Clandestine Gathering (Spoken Word Area)
Darwin’s Little Darlings (Kids Games and Theatre Area)
Kaleidoscope Corner (Games and Competitions Area for Grown Ups)
The Hoop & Stick (Bar)
Prince Albert’s Little Secret (Cocktail Bar)
Mr Edison’s Electric Emporium (Phone charging Area)
Mother’s Ruin (Gin Palace)
& More TBA

Hope & Glory promises to bring a unique, fun, summer festival to the city within the attractive surroundings of St George’s Hall.

Hope & Glory Festival
5th & 6th August
St George’s Plateau

Tickets are available here