Global Stars to head back to their roots to headline 'Festival on the Wall'

Published: Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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Northumberland has unveiled the line-up for its own major music festival launching this summer from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th August 2017.

The Libertines and Pet Shop Boys will headline ‘Festival on the Wall’ which is pitching up in a stunning countryside location near Hadrian’s Wall, just 12 miles from Newcastle/Gateshead.

Pete Doherty, who hails from Hexham, will headline the main stage with The Libertines on Saturday night, and the Pet Shop Boys are the main stage act on Friday night – a homecoming gig for North Shields-born lead vocalist Neil Tennant.

Other confirmed artists playing over the weekend include Mark Ronson, Twin Atlantic, JP Cooper, MNEK, The Sherlocks, Calum Scott and North East rockers Maximo Park, with more acts to be announced.

This new festival will take place across 350 acres of privately-owned farmland where, for three days and nights, festival-goers will camp out and enjoy a variety of unrivalled moments of excitement, happiness, relaxation and community through music, dance, carnival, art and gastronomy.

Festival on the Wall aims to be ‘the happiest festival in the UK’ by maintaining the quality enjoyed in everyday life and giving visitors every option possible for an enjoyable weekend from great food to easy ways to charge your phone, straighten your hair, have a hot shower or camp in comfort with striking views.

The Live music performances will take place on several stages with The Thunderdome providing dance DJs and entertainment for late-night revellers with a 360-degree, flaming stage and a central DJ booth shooting lightning bolts over the crowd.

In addition to the live music, there’ll be a whole host of things to see and do including a roller disco in a field, Karavanoke, fine dining 100ft in the air with a bird’s eye view of the main stage, and even a hot tub chill-out zone. The experience will be fully immersive as it will embrace virtual technologies, allowing festival-goers to view all music sets from the weekend in a unique VR zone.

Camping will be available for the whole festival and will include everything from bringing your own tent to booking a pre-pitched tent, as well as options to stay in luxury yurts and sleep pods with views of the starry Northumberland skyline. You could also travel into the festival from a nearby self-catering luxury holiday cottage if camping isn’t for you.

Festival on the Wall has been welcomed by Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Tourism for its expected boost to tourism and the local economy, with thousands of music fans set to visit during the weekend.

Various camping options are available over the festival weekend, with early bird weekend camping tickets priced from £170, and discounted price points for teenagers and students. Children 12 and under are welcome accompanied by an adult for just £10. VIP packages are priced from £330 and luxury accommodation will also be available including yurts and tipis.

Up to £10 from each ticket sale will go to Unicef UK to help enable the world’s leading children’s organisation to continue their vital work ensuring children around the world can lead happy and healthy lives.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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