Festival On The Wall Debuts In August

Pet Shop Boys, The Libertines, Mark Ronson and more are confirmed to play the premiere of Festival On The Wall in northeast England, Aug. 4-6.

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– Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys
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Also included in the bill are Twin Atlantic, JP Cooper, MNEK, Maximo Park, The Sherlocks and Calum Scott. More acts to play the various stages located on England’s famous Hadrian’s Wall will be announced.

Partnering with festival founder and director Dale Mason and his business partner Richard Gillies are

“I’ve thought for some time that this amazing region needs a music festival to be proud of and what better location than the stunning Northumberland countryside, just a few miles from our world-famous landmark Hadrian’s Wall,” Mason said.

Council and tourism authorities of Northumberland Council hope the festival will attract music tourists to boost the region’s economy. The 350-acre festival site offers space for some 40,000 festivalgoers per day.