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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 2 September - Noon until 10pm

FREE entry

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 I'm a Celeb Star Jake Quickenden.

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.

Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve called up Mickey and the team and managed to secure the rights to the Classic film, The Little Mermaid.  The movie starts just after 5pm, so bring your chair, blanket or cushion and get settled in before we go under the sea.

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!  

Rest of the Fest’

Just when you thought we’d crammed in everything we could, we’ve got a few more tricks up our sleeve!

In keeping with Hartlepool’s rich and vibrant heritage, you’re invited to join us for a knees-up as acts from the Hartlepool Folk Festival perform some good old fashioned sea shanties, with a modern twist!  Not only that, we’ll also be playing host to a Vintage funfair!

There’ll be vintage vehicles for the discerning aficionado, so don’t forget to bring your camera!  Meanwhile, staff from Hartlepool Libraries will join us for story time, alongside Vortex Creates, who are pitching their Travelling Treasury, a caravan that has been beautifully transformed into the pop-up book of your dreams.

Lookout for Newcastle Uni’s Street Scientists who will be concocting up an experiment or two.






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.

We are working in partnership with Cleveland Police to ensure a safe and secure event. For further infomation see Cleveland Police webpage