Hardwicke Circus have added a second Christmas date at the Brickyard after selling out their first gig three months ahead of appearing.

Demand is so great to see the Carlisle band that they are now playing on December 21 as well as December 20.

Frontman Jonny Foster said: “We are performing four gigs a week round the country and it’s great to get this support at home.

“We have been playing these Christmas gigs for three years and every year it is growing.”

The six-piece supported music legends Bob Dylan and Neil Young in front of 60,000 people at Hyde Park in July and have recently signed up with t he internationally-renowned music agency International Talent Booking,

They are supported by fellow Cumbrians mylittlebrother on both nights.

Tickets are available from vinyl cafe, the kings head pub and at www.thebrickyardonline.com