Bands all ready to rock for Huddstock music festival
May 29 2008 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
CHARITY music festival Huddstock is back – and promises to be bigger and better than last year.
The outdoor music event took place for the first time last year at Castle Hill and raised more than £5,000 for local charities.
It attracted 2,000 people and – to accommodate the numbers – it has now moved venue for its second year.
Huddstock 2008 will take place on June 7 in fields off Arborary Lane, South Crosland, to raise money for Huddersfield charities Kirkwood Hospice and teenage cancer organisation The Laura Crane Trust.
The entertainment will kick off at noon and festival-goers will have five music stages to keep them entertained until 11pm.
There will be a main stage, an acoustic tent, dance tent, a tent for jazz, folk and blues and an area for hip hop and live art.
All the bands and organisers are giving their time up for free so that more money can go to the charities.
Organisers want to raise around £8,000 from the event.
Tickets cost £10 in advance from Kirkwood Hospice shops and Wall of Sound Records, on John William Street and through the Holmfirth Picturedrome website, www.picturedrome.net.
If you want a free ticket, you can volunteer to help on the day.
Contact the Huddstock team via www.huddstock.co.uk or www.myspace.com/huddstock festival.