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hsmall.jpg Summer Sessions At Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall Hotel in County Durham has revealed plans to host a full Outdoor Summer Sessions programme on running between 21 August and 13 September.

And it means anyone who has missed their favourite festivals and performers because of COVID-19 can now get their music fix – in a unique socially distanced way.

The sessions will include performances by singers including Heather Small (pictured), Gabrielle, George Michael tribute act Rob Lamberti and a whole host of big name DJs, meaning that music fans can still enjoy the experience of an outdoor show. And the programme also includes the return of the much-loved Oyster Festival in a new format.

The sessions kick off on Friday 21 August with two of the UK’s top tribute bands – Coldplay UK and The Jam’d.

The following night Heather Small – the voice of M People – will be live in concert along with DJs Norman Jay and Graeme Park, while Sunday 23 August will be a fund-raising event with a ladies day in aid of the Angel Trust.

The hotel has also organised two kids’ festival events – one on Monday 24 August which will be an Ariana Grande tribute act and on Thursday 27 August which will feature Diva Mix.

Friday 28 August will be time to singalong to the Kroud Karaoke Night, while the following evening George Michael tribute act Rob Lamberti who will host Club Tropicana along with DJ Murray Mint. The Manor Born Garden Party is planned for 30 August, with performances by Alison Limerick and DJs Jeremy Healy, Danny Rampling, Michael Johnson and Tony Hutchinson.

The following day Disney turns up at the hotel for two special Bank Holiday Monday events with Fairytale, taking place at 11am and then again at 3pm.

Top singer Gabrielle will be live in concert on Friday 4 September, with a complete change of pace the following day with the Angel Trust’s Drag Race Bingo. And then on Sunday 6 September, visitors can enjoy a Proms in the Park afternoon tea.

On 11 September the hotel will also host its annual Oyster Festival again in private booths, with performances by Boyzlife, Emerald Thieves and Crackpot.

And the sessions will end on 13 September, with an event in aid of the Red Sky Foundation, the Red Sky White Party which will feature DJs Brandon Block and Storm.