Huddstock Festival is back in town on June 6 at South Crosland
May 30 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THE Huddstock festival returns next week.
The full line-up for the 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.
As usual, the event will be supporting charities this year.
They include the Kirkwood Hospice, at Dalton, which provides free care for people with life-limiting illnesses.
It needs around £3m a year to run and operates almost entirely on donations.
Another charity to benefit will be the Anthony Nolan Trust, which runs one of the UK’s two bone marrow donor registers.
The Huddstock team were inspired to donate to the charity by former Examiner journalist Adrian Sudbury, who died of leukaemia last August.
The 27-year-old spent the final months of his life working with the Anthony Nolan Trust to raise awareness about donation among young people.
Tickets cost £15 in advance from Wall of Sound record shop at John William Street, some Kirkwood Hospice shops and www.wegottickets.com
Alternatively you can pay £20 on the day.
Under-12s can enter free of charge and there will be free parking on site.
For more details see www.huddstock.co.uk