ORGANISERS of a huge music festival in Greenhead Park today urged fans: “Help us make it a success.”
Top folk-rock band Mumford & Sons are bringing their “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” show to the park tomorrow.
And thousands are expected from all over the country.
It is one of the biggest music events in Huddersfield for years and promoters SJM Concerts are liaising with Kirklees Council to ensure the event runs smoothly.
SJM spokesman Kara McCabe said: “The event will be headlined by Mumford & Sons but will feature a full bill of support acts curated by the band.
“It will heavily involve the local communities, from produce sold on the sites to engaging visitors within the towns as a whole.
“We want everyone to help make it a success.
“It is a major show and there are security guidelines in place.
“As previously reported, there will be no access to the park after 12 noon without tickets.
“People will not be able to take food or drink into the event other than a sealed plastic bottle of no more than 500ml of water or soft drink.
“No food will be allowed into the arena but there will be food and drink concessions.
“There is also a restriction on items such as tables, chairs and large umbrellas.
“There is no parking around Greenhead Park other than for disabled people, who should bring along their Blue Badge permits.
“We would urge people to park in the big Springwood and Spring Grove car parks, which are a few minutes away.”
Engineers were today putting the finishing touches to the stages in the concert arena.
There will be two stages in use from 4pm, with a total of eight bands performing at the event.
Music lovers can pay at the gates.
5.25-5.55pm The Moulettes
6.15-6.45pm Nathaniel Rateliff
7.05-7.55pm Michael Kiwanuka
8.50-10.20pm Mumford & Sons
4-4.30pm The Rag Tags
4.45-5.15pm Willy Mason
8.10-8.40pm Slow Club
10.30-11pm The Correspondents