Line-up announced for We Are Family festival which is set to rock Hartlepool Marina

Hartlepool band The Jar Family.
Hartlepool band The Jar Family.

A music festival celebrating the region’s talent is returning to Hartlepool later this year.

We Are Family will sail into the Marina on September 10.

The festival will include performances from some of the North East’s top bands, including Hartlepool heroes The Jar Family, which organises the event.

The event is being held at Jacksons Landing, which was brought back to life by the festival last year.

Jar Family member, Max Bianco, said: “We’re very excited to be bringing back We Are Family to Hartlepool again this year.

“The response to last year’s event was incredible – the whole area got behind us and turned out in their thousands to celebrate bands from the North East.

The Jar family

The Jar family

“We can’t thank the locals enough for the support they have shown us and we’ve got another amazing line up for them this year.”

Band member Dali added: “There really is no crowd like a poolie crowd and they made the festival for us last year. People travelled from all over the country to join us in a celebration of the North East and we couldn’t be prouder. The event was a sell out and the atmosphere was just amazing. I can’t wait to get back on that stage and make this a yearly fixture.”

Early bird tickets cost £6 and will be on sale from July 1 to 14. Tickets will cost £10 after that. To book, go to
Taking to the stage will be Little Comets, The Jar Family, Hyde & Beast, Kingsley Chapman & the Murder, Plaza, Avalanche Party, Parastatic, Serienette, Cattle & Cane, Seafret, Slug, Lilliput, Mouses, Samantha Durnan, Social Room and James Leonard Hewitson Band.