Liverpool’s brand new boutique festival Hope & Glory has announced Black Grape as the first act to play at the free gig for early bird ticket holders on Friday 4th August. The band features Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder, who says the band are “really looking forward to playing Hope and Glory festival in Liverpool. Always a pleasure to nip down the Lancs!”

The concert will be taking place the Friday night before the festival weekend begins, in the stunning St George’s Hall, in the heart of Liverpool. Access to this very special show, with a secret line-up, was available only to the first 1,200 ticket buyers for the Hope & Glory festival as an extra-special bonus for early purchases.

Hope & Glory is a unique event set to take over Liverpool’s city centre. It is set behind St. George’s Hall, in St John’s Gardens and William Brown Street where 12,500 fans can enjoy the festival while indulging in the stunning Victorian backdrop of the World Museum and City Library in a specially created arena, all within a few hundred yards walk of the main Lime Street train station.

With an abundance of spectacular entertainment taking place across the whole weekend Hope & Glory is one of the hottest new festivals coming to the UK this summer, providing a quirky and fun weekend for all the family to watch, enjoy and discover some of the best talent in music and art.


The Great Exhibition Stage

James, Razorlight, The Fratellis, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, The View, Embrace, Badly Drawn Boy, Pigeon Detectives, The Membranes And 25 Piece Choir.

Wonders Of The Age Stage

Starsailor, Lucy Spraggan, Dave McCabe (The Zutons) with Ian Skelly (The Coral), Chris Helme (The Seahorses), The Ordinary Boys, Abichan, Wild Front, The Jackobins.


The Great Exhibition Stage

Haçienda Classiçal, with special guests Shaun Ryder and Bez (Happy Mondays) with Tim Booth (James), Ocean Colour Scene, Tom Chaplin, Lightning Seeds, Public Service Broadcasting, Reverend & The Makers, Zak Abel, Clean Cut Kid, Show Hawk Duo, and Trampolene.

Wonders Of The Age Stage

The Twang, The Shimmer Band, The Blinders, Coquin Migale, Vynce, Avalanche Party, Cabezudos, Glass Mountain, Indigo Velvet, and The Dantevilles.

Tickets are now on sale