The Hargate Festival. Great music. Great food and great friends!

Last weekend we hosted Hargate Festival at our beautiful home in the middle of the Peak District. The festival was our fundraising event to raise money and awareness for Wormhill Well Dressing and JDRF Type 1 diabetes charity. We had such a good time that we are still recovering!

We are so grateful for the support of our friends and the local community; this event was very close to our hearts and we are overwhelmed by the support we have received.  Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and danced the night away.

After a very wet and windy start, the sun broke through and we were lucky to host our family friendly festival on one of the last days of summer 2019.

We just managed to finish the horse box bar in time,  and this acted as a fantastic centre piece and heart of the festival! Who doesn’t love a bar? Will and Nathan’s cocktails provided extremely popular and lots of people took full advantage of our ale bar and prosecco van!

The Hargate Horse Box Bar

Who played at the Hargate Festival?

SHENANIGANS kicked off the festival with a fantastic Irish folk acoustic set.  The sound of the fiddle and guitar bounced around the Hargate grounds as Alan and Steve set the tone and created the perfect atmosphere to ease everyone into the afternoon.

Shenanigans playing at Hargate Hall

WILL HAWTHORNE was our second performer, with some classic covers and some great new music. Will was the perfect backdrop to an easy afternoon with a drink in hand.

The BBQ and salad bar had a queue all day. So a great big thank you to our friends John and Kelly Daley for keeping everyone fed and happy.

We had picnic blankets a plenty, ice cream, a sweet bar, garden games and our #HargateFestival2019 photobooth. This kept the children who attended thoroughly entertained.

DSTAR followed Will Hawthorne as the sun started to set in the sky and illuminate our beautiful gardens. The funky jazz and pop interludes they played transported us to a beach somewhere far away.

Sunset at the Hargate Festival

And then, with all the bells, whistles, mismatching converse and energy you could ever imagine, PUNCH THE AIR stormed our main stage and stole the show. When everyone was dancing, the sounds of singing and cheering could be heard as far away as Peak Dale!

punch the air playing at Hargate Hall punch the air playing at Hargate Hall

So who’s keen for next year?


All our love,

The Knox Family.