GLOBAL STARS TO HEADLINE NEW MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER

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THE LIBERTINES and PET SHOP BOYS have been announced as headliners for the first ever Festival on the Wall which is pitching up in a stunning countryside location near Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland from Friday 04 August to Sunday 06 August 2017.

Pete Doherty, who hails from Hexham just 10 miles from the festival site, will headline the main stage with The Libertines on Saturday night, and the Pet Shop Boys are the main stage act for the Friday night – a homecoming gig for North Shields-born lead vocalist Neil Tennant, who said: “We are looking forward to bringing our futuristic show to a wonderful historic area in the North East.”

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 including the full Sunday schedule and headliner.

The new festival will take place across 350 acres of privately-owned farmland just 12 miles from Newcastle/Gateshead, 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 really great food (and not having to wait too long in line to purchase it), to easy ways to charge your phone, straighten your hair, have a hot shower or camp in comfort with striking views.

Live music will take place on a number of stages across the weekend, and in addition there’ll be a whole host of things to see and do, from 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.

Unicef UK is Festival on the Wall’s charity partner and will receive up to £10 from each ticket sale to help the organisation to continue its vital work ensuring children around the world can lead happy and healthy lives.

Rebecca Bohling, Unicef UK head of public fundraising, said: “Unicef UK is thrilled to be chosen as the charity partner for Festival on the Wall. Right now, millions of children are in danger. They’re facing violence, disease, hunger, and the consequences of war and disaster. By buying a ticket, your donation will help Unicef to keep children safe. Just £10 could help provide the vaccines to protect more than 80 children against polio or enough clean drinking water for 300 children for a month.”

Various camping options are available over the festival weekend, including 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.

Tickets for Festival on the Wall can be purchased now, with adult weekend entry including camping priced at £170 plus a £10 donation to Unicef, and VIP adult weekend entry priced at £330 plus a £10 donation to Unicef. Tickets for students, teenagers and children are also available.

Tickets can be purchased using a 50% deposit scheme, where 50% of the ticket price is paid on purchase, with the remaining balance to be paid before 01 April 2017. Tickets can still be purchased after this date, but must be paid for in full.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.festivalonthewall.com and follow on Twitter @FestOnTheWall, Instagram @festivalonthewall and Facebook by searching Festival on the Wall.

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