Posted on January 17th 2022 by Whats on Northeast

On Friday 13 May Hardwick Hall Hotel, at Sedgefield, County Durham, will once again play host to the Lobster Charity Ball.

And organisers have revealed that singers Ce Ce Peniston, Robin S, Crystal Waters and Julie McKnight will take to the stage to entertain the crowd – the first time the four have performed together in the UK.

Ce Ce Peniston rose to fame with her debut single Finally and enjoyed huge chart success with the release of four studio albums, while chart-topping Robin S – known for hit singles Show Me Love and Luv 4 Luv – has performed for audiences around the world.

Award-winning singer and songwriter Crystal Waters is best known for her singles Gypsy Woman, 100% Pure Love and Destination Calabria and LA-based singer Julie McKnight – who closes the line-up – has collaborated with stars including Earth, Wind and Fire and The Emotions.

UK talent will also take centre stage next year with the event welcoming DJ D’Nyce as host along with DJ Keith Martin, while the Paul Pashley band will also perform at the charity night for the very first time.

Guests will be greeted with a welcome drink and canapés on arrival and enjoy a four course gourmet lobster surf and turf menu created by the award-winning chefs at the Rib Room Steakhouse and Grill, with complimentary beer, lager and wine all night.

The event, which takes place from 7pm to 12:30am, raises money for Daisy Chain, which supports families affected by autism

Much loved performer Steve Walls will return to his role as compere and guests can also enjoy a menswear fashion show from Woven Durham.

Hardwick Hall Hotel is part of the Ramside Estates portfolio and owner, John Adamson, believes the evening will be one to remember.

“The Lobster Charity Ball is one of the highlights of our calendar and we’re delighted to announce its return this year,” said John.

“We are hoping to follow the success of previous years by raising a huge sum for Daisy Chain, which will help them continue the excellent work they carry out to support families in need.

“We’re thrilled to welcome four incredible singers to the stage and their feel-good music is a perfect way to get our guests in the party spirit.”

Tickets cost £150 per person plus VAT and can be booked by calling the hotel on 01749 620 253 or by emailing

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