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Hope and Glory Festival to Help Manchester Victims

Music festival season continues to thrive. The Hope and Glory festival will be taking over Liverpool the weekend of Aug. 5 and 6. The extravaganza will be benefiting the victims of the Manchester bombings.

The charity event will feature three stages jam-packed with artists. Headliners James, HAÇIENDA ÇLASSICAL, Razorlight, Ocean Colour Scene, The Fratellis, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, The Lightning Seeds and more, plus some of the most exciting up and coming talent such as the Blinders, The Shimmer Band and Zak Abel. Embrace will also perform an anthems loaded set at HOPE & GLORY having just supported Coldplay, playing to 65,000 people a night at their recent stadium shows.

A fun feature added is the Liverpool Air Guitar Competition. Competitors will choose three songs to rock out to. All entries need to be made out to with their name and age on top of the song choices.

On Sunday, there will be exclusive acoustic performances from ex-Augustines frontman William McCarthy, who makes his return to Liverpool after his former band played their final show in the city last year. As well as “The Voice UK” 2016 contestant Cody Frost and an appearance from the grand ‘Dueling Pianos’ who will take to the stage in a thrilling contest between virtuoso ivory ticklers in a life or death struggle to showcase their skills!

Participants may enter in the Victoriana fancy dress competition. The grand winner will receive £1,000 and two tickets to next year’s HOPE & GLORY. The festivities will be wild: with bearded ladies, handle bar mustaches and bloomers for the competitive candidates.

So many more entertaining events will pop up around the festival site. The Victorian Acrobatic Team, celebrity arm wrestling, Harminder the Elephant and Dinosaur Baby in the Pram and Lord of the Lobsters, a Football Legends charity darts tournament along with amazing bars: Prince Albert’s Little Secret, Mothers Ruin, Mr. Edison’s Electric Emporium, Dr. Johnson’s Clandestine Gathering, The Hoop & Stick and Darwin’s Little Darlings.

Again, all tickets will be donated to the victims and their families of the Manchester attacks. Come one, come all in your bonnets, capes, top hats and cravats to the most exciting new music festival!

Tickets are on sale now.

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