Down to the woods
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th of August

DOWN TO THE WOODS is a brand new, special kind of music and arts festival.

DOWN TO THE WOODS replaces its predecessor of three years, Hardwick Live (sold out in 2015 – thanks for your support good people!), with a welcome alternative to the established mainstream music festivals..

DOWN TO THE WOODS will deliver some of the best heritage and new acts in the country – but that’s not all. DOWN TO THE WOODS will bring you comedy, dance DJs, spoken word, art and more than one or two surprises for you to enjoy.

DOWN TO THE WOODS is going to be special……very special.

DOWN TO THE WOODS will launch with three stages and many pop up surprises. The stages are The Grand Arcadia where you will find our festival headliners and a host of other stunning acts, Foxes Folly, home to the best in new music and more of the artists you already adore and Badgers Den where comedy and dance reign supreme. There will of course be plenty of bars, food outlets, fairground rides and as for the rest…..If you go down to the woods today……

Line Up

2016 Lineup


A new North East festival is bursting onto the summer circuit, after securing some of the biggest bands in British music.

New festival Down To The Woods in County Durham is boasting some serious ammunition as it announces some outstanding acts at an insanely cheap £99 adult weekend ticket.

Multi-platinum selling Chase and Status have incredibly been added to the bill as one of the headliners alongside Scottish legends Primal Scream, with platinum selling Catfish and the Bottlemen, undoubtedly one of the most exciting guitar bands to hit the music industry in a decade, also added to the bill.

Chase and Status, set to headline 50,000 capacity festivals elsewhere, will be headlining the 10,000 capacity Down To The Woods. The duo, known for their incendiary live performances, bang out their multiple number ones with tracks like Blind Faith. The exponents of drum and bass have also produced tracks for the likes of mammoth acts such as Rhianna and Rita Ora and Example and with fans such as Pharrell Williams and Jay Z, the Down To The Woods crowd are assured of a huge performance.

“Chase & Status haven’t performed live in this set up for a number of years,” said event organiser Jonathan Woodliffe, “so it’s a massive coup for us to bag them for Down To The Woods and let our festival-goers enjoy a superb festival at an incredibly affordable price”.

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