New North West festival Hope and Glory, which makes it’s Liverpool debut in August, is donating all profits from ticket sales to the victims and families of the terrorist attack in Manchester.

The inaugural boutique festival Hope and Glory is taking over Liverpool’s city centre, hosting an array of live music and entertainment across the weekend of the 5th and 6th of August.  The line-up includes Manchester headliners James and the 70 piece orchestra Hacienda Classical with fellow Mancunian special guests Shaun Ryder, Bez and Tim Booth.

Speaking of the decision to donate the profits to the Manchester appeal, promoter Lee O’Hanlon commented, “I have lost count the number of times I have attended shows at Manchester Arena for professional purposes and personal enjoyment. I attended the vigil the following night in Albert Square and then attended the Simple Minds concert in Manchester that same night. I was moved like I never have been before. The defiance and strength the people of Manchester showed that night and in the days after the attack was the most powerful thing I have ever experienced. The images of children and young parents broke my heart so goodness knows what the families are going through. I can’t begin to imagine.

“I just want us to be able to support the friends and families of those injured or who lost their lives as well as the emergency services that supported them, in any way we could. As a North West Festival with two Manchester artists as our headliners, the choice was simple. It’s simply doing what we can, standing with Manchester. These people want to change our way of lives. I grew up on the music of the North West. These people are strong and if we can help them a little then we will.”

Lee O’Hanlon’s business partner, Iain Kerr concurred: “Lee suggested that we donate profits from the festival to the cause and I knew in an instant it was the right thing to do.”

When and where does Hope and Glory Festival take place?

Hope and Glory Festival will be set in the heart of Liverpool in a specially created arena behind St George’s Hall in St John’s Gardens and Williams Brown Street.  Set against the Victorian backdrop of the World Museum and City Library the area will host up to 12,500 fans.  The location is within a short walk of Lime Street train station.

Who is performing at Hope and Glory Festival?

SATURDAY 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 Clay

WONDERS OF THE AGE STAGE Starsailor Lucy Spraggan Dave Mccabe (Zutons) w/ Ian Skelly (The Coral) Chris Helme (The Seahorses) Ordinary Boys Wild Front Haunt The Wood The Jackobins

SUNDAY GREAT EXHIBITION STAGE Hacienda Classical Ocean Colour Scene Tom Chaplin Lightning Seeds Public Service Broadcasting Reverend & The Makers Zak Abel Show Hawk Duo Trampolene

WONDERS OF THE AGE STAGE The Twang The Shimmer Band The Blinders Coquin Migale Vynce Avalanche Party Cabezudos Glass Mountain Indigo Velvet The Dantervilles

Additionally, over the course of the weekend and throughout the festival site, there will be a Foam Party, Prince Albert’s Little Secret (Cocktail bar), Mothers Ruin (Gin bar), Mr Edison’s Electric Emporium, Dr Johnson’s Clandestine Gathering, The Hoop & Stick, Darwin’s Little Darlings, Stephi La Reine’s Fashionista Hour and the organisers promise more ‘weird and wonderful happenings.  The festival will also feature spoken word performances, magic shows, comedy and acoustics acts.

How much are tickets for Hope and Glory Festival?

Tickets for the festival are priced £89 (adults); £59 (under 16s) and £49 (under 10s).  Children under the age of 5 are free.