HER-monically Launching The Road to Hardwick: An All-Female Lineup!

Published: 15 Apr 2024
HER-monically Launching The Road to Hardwick: An All-Female Lineup!

Welcome, music lovers, to The WonderBar’s newest musical adventure: The Road To Hardwick – Battle of The Bands! Her-monically launching The Road To Hardwick with an all female lineup on the 19th April from 7pm!

We’ve partnered up with Hardwick Festival to find Grassroots artists to perform live on mainstage at the 10th anniversary of Hardwick Festival!

We’re gearing up for an astonishing event that celebrates local talent. Here’s the lowdown on what’s in store:


19th April 2024 Line-Up:

To kick The Road To Hardwick off, we’re shining the spotlight on female-led talent with a stellar line-up:


Jenny Dean

Jenny Dean, one of 4 artists her-monically launching The Road To Hardwick: An all female lineup.

Local North East solo artist performing an array of indie and brit pop. Winner of Emerging Talent Competition at Rafferty’s Middlesbrough, will Jenny take another win at The Road to Hardwick? You decide! We’re massive fans of her latest singles ‘Enemy’ – available on all streaming channels.



Pretty Velvet

Pretty Velvet

A five-piece modern/alternative rock band set to set the stage alight. Known for the iconic dual-fronting vocals from Lees and Daniel Maple accompanied by electric guitarists Tommy, Ewan George, and Adam Willis. Will their catchy riffs and blues edge take your fancy?




Tilly Lockey

Image of Tilly Locky in red dress, one of 4 artists her-monically launching The Road To Hardwick: An all female lineup.

A rising pop artist from the North East. In 2021, Tilly won BBC talent competition ‘Got What It Takes?’. Since then, Tilly has performed at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, opened for Ed Sheeran, and regularly appears on international television.


Sabrina Kennedy

Sabrina Kennedy

Combining pop, rock, and R&B influences with witchcraft imagery and her distinctive, show-stopping vocals, Sabrina ended 2023 with a performance at London’s O2 Forum, opening for Alabama 3. This marked the culmination of a year during which her EP, ‘Wheel of The Year’ received recognition from Kerrang! magazine.


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The Road To Hardwick Details


Our judges have sifted through 100s of applicants and chosen the top 16 bands and musicians for The Road To Hardwick – Battle of The Bands! The winner snags the coveted mainstage slot at Hardwick Festival.

Each night 4 bands will perform, at the end of the night we find out who takes the stage to compete in the semi-finals!


You Decide!


It’s not just about the bands; it’s about YOU! Join our panel of industry professionals to choose the next big thing in music. Secure your free tickets and be part of the excitement!


Bespoke Drinks Deals


Enjoy special deals during The Road To Hardwick:

  • 2 cocktails for £12
  • Double Spirit & Mixer for £5
  • Stein of Lager/Cider for £8
  • 2 cans of Red Stripe or Hooch for £6

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Week 2’s lineup
Week 3’s lineup
Week 4’s lineup



What Date is Hardwick Festival?

Hardwick Festival takes place from Friday 16th August to Sunday 18th August.


Where is Hardwick Festival?

Hardwick Festival is located at Hardwick Hall in County Durham, providing a stunning backdrop for the event.


Where is The Road To Hardwick Held?

The Road To Hardwick – Battle of The Bands is held at The WonderBar, situated in the vibrant city centre of Newcastle on Newgate Street.


Does Newcastle have a good music scene?

Absolutely! Newcastle boasts a thriving music scene with renowned venues like O2 Academy Newcastle, now NX, Sage Gateshead, newly named Glasshouse, and Newcastle City Hall hosting a wide range of concerts and events throughout the year. Additionally, the city’s underground scene showcases local talent and emerging artists across various genres.

Most excitingly the music scene in Newcastle Upon Tyne is about to get even better when The Newgate Social


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