More acts named for North East music festival

Chase and Status
Chase and Status

A North East music festival is set to rock the summer after securing some of the biggest bands in British music.

Down To The Woods, at Hardiwck Hall in County Durham, is boasting some serious ammunition has announced more outstanding acts for two days of live music on August 13 and 14.

Echo and the Bunnymen

Echo and the Bunnymen

Multi-platinum selling Chase and Status have been named as headliners, alongside Scottish legends Primal Scream, with platinum selling guitar band Catfish and the Bottlemen - also added to the bill.

Chase and Status, known for their incendiary live performances, bang out their multiple number ones with tracks like Blind Faith and have also produced tracks for mammoth acts such as Rhianna, Rita Ora and Example.

“Chase & Status haven’t performed live in this set up for a number of years,” said event organiser Jonathan Woodliffe, “so it’s a massive coup for us to bag them for Down To The Woods and let our festival-goers enjoy a superb festival at an incredibly affordable price”.

Scottish heroes Primal Scream, will bring their huge back catalogue of anthems like ‘Rocks’. Movin’ On Up’ and ‘Loaded’ as well as tunes from their latest album.

Catfish and the Bottlemen have taken the UK by storm and are one of the biggest live acts around with huge tracks like ‘Kathleen’, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Soundcheck’.

Festival artist booker, tinyCOW’s Lee O’Hanlon, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to land an amazing line up like this. Primal Scream, Chase and Status, Catfish and the Bottlemen, loads more incredible acts and even more yet to come.

“Primal Scream headline much larger festivals in their own right and Catfish and the Bottlemen have already sold out the 8,000 capacity Manchester Castlefield Bowl this summer, putting in context what a massive coup securing all of these great acts really is.”

Other acts include Radio One favourites Vant and Clean Cut Kid.

Echo and the Bunnymen bring their massive tunes, including the anthemic ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ and The Selecter will deliver their ‘ska with bite’ on the main stage, whilst newer acts such as The Jacques will further contribute to one of the coolest festival line-ups around.

Down To The Woods’ Foxes Folly Stage will deliver some of the very best new acts in the country, championed by headliners The Sunshine Underground and Peter Hook & The Light led by the former Joy Division and New Order frontman.

Other acts set to appear on this stage during the weekend include hotly tipped artists like Kloe, Holy Esque, Pixel Fix, Kagoule, Fronteers, White, Inheaven, Neon Waltz, No Hot Ashes, Tempesst, The Americas, The Barmines, Weekend Sun, Broken Witt Rebels, The White Negroes, exciting solo artist Joe Crookall and future County Durham hero Joe Treacy, with even more acts to be announced soon.

The line-up for a third stage, Badgers Den, will also be announced in the coming weeks, with a focus on live comedy and DJs.

Weekend tickets for the Down To The Woods, priced at £99 per adult, £28 for young people aged 13 to 16 and £15 for children aged three to 12, are available via the website

A number of single day tickets, priced at £55, £15 and £8 respectively are also on sale separately for Saturday and Sunday, with camping pitches starting at £30 per tent.

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