Town centre parade to launch Huddstock 2009 music festival
Apr 17 2009 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THE Huddstock music festival is back.
It will be launched in style on Saturday with a colourful parade through Huddersfield town centre.
It will begin at 2pm from Dogma bar on Queensgate, opposite the Huddersfield University campus, with stilt-walkers and fancy dress.
The procession will end at 3pm at Wall of Sound record shop at John William Street, where there will be a gig featuring local favourites The Moot, Leo Brazil and duo Ruby and Noah.
Tickets for Huddstock will be on sale at the gig, as the parade marks the date when tickets go on general release.
The festival itself will not take place until June 6, at Arborary Lane in South Crosland.
Tickets cost £15 in advance, or £20 on the day and under-12s enter free.
Festival-goers will be getting value for money – with a total of 80 acts performing on seven stages.
The full line-up is due to be announced very soon. In the meantime, organisers are appealing for volunteers for the day, plus anyone who wants to take a stall or pledge sponsorship to the festival.
As usual, the event will be supporting charities this year, including the Anthony Nolan Trust, which runs one of the UK’s two bone marrow donor registers.
For more details on Huddstock, or to contact organisers, visit www.huddstock.co.uk