Huddstock Festival is back in town on June 6 at South Crosland
May 30 2009 By Katie Campling
THE Huddstock festival returns next week.
The full line-up for the June 6 charity event next Saturday has now been released.
Almost 80 acts will be performing across six stages.
Organisers say it is bigger and better than ever before.
The main stage will be headlined by Huddersfield indie band Red Star, who released an album called Law And Order in February this year.
Among the 11 acts on the main stage are Manchester group Bleachbaby, hip hop/jazz collective Extra Curricular, Huddersfield duo The Moot, local band Bikini Black Special and Holmfirth group Old Man Pie, who have just been signed by American alternative country music label Pseudo Psalm Records.
On the Huddstock stage will be bands including Huddersfield groups Pocket of 3 and Alex Quinn and The Man In The Street. This stage will also host the winner of a Huddstock ‘battle of the bands’ contest.
There will be an acoustic stage, a dance stage run by Huddersfield promoters Afterparty, plus a Grassroots stage featuring DJs and hip-hop performers, including rapper Jack Flash and experimental hip-hop group Shedmen, both from Huddersfield.
There will also be a stage hosted by the promoters of Barnsley Original Music Festival – or Bomfest as it is usually known.
As well as the six stages there will be stalls, food, licensed bars, bouncy castles, face painting and rides, plus fancy dress competitions for adults and children.
The event runs from noon until 11pm at Arborary Lane in South Crosland, near to Blackmoorfoot Reservoir.