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Hartlepool Waterfront Festival 2017

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Free Family Performance Music

Hartlepool Waterfront Festival 2017

The Waterfront (formerly Jacksons Landing site)

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Daytime - 12.00pm – 5.00pm Evening - 7.00pm – 10.00pm

From Noon, the Waterfront Festival kicks off with a day-long programme of arts, music and entertainment, as well as some family favourites.  Through the day, the main stage will host dance and musical acts from across the region as well as family favourites, Cook and Line from CBeebies, before being played out by a singing sensation (TBA).  We’ve feasted our way across the Tees Valley food scene to put together a Street Food market with some hidden surprises.  You’re also invited to the equally spectacular Art Garden, with local living legend Bobzilla spraying up a storm and Stuart Langley driving his ‘Wheels of Industry’ into town, among many others.  The daytime also sees a mini-takeover by some of the UK’s finest fishiest street theatre – including a 5 metre tall lobster!  12pm – 5pm.

 At 7pm, the outdoor cinema takes pride of place as we screen Spielberg’s masterpiece Jaws which was chosen by the people of Hartlepool, with our Street Food market running well into the evening.  Don’t forget to bring a deckchair!  And be ready to join us shortly after 9pm, as Hartlepool turns their eyes to the water to witness the wonder of the Whale, a mechanical whale that has made its home in Hartlepool Marina, in an installation on a scale the North East has never seen!  

Disclaimer - Performances are subject to change and may be cancelled due to extreme weather.  Attendees are advised to wear appropriate footwear and bring their own chairs/blankets as the ground is uneven.

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