IT’S only four months since the second Huddstock music festival was held in Huddersfield.
But the team are already gearing up for next summer’s event – and they’ve planned some special Winter Sessions to give local gig goers a taste of what’s to come.
The Huddstock Winter Sessions will take place at The Picturedrome in Holmfirth on November 8.
A host of local artists will be showing off their talents at the event – all in the name of charity.
The Huddstock team have chosen two charities to benefit from this event and next summer’s festival: Kirkwood Hospice and the Examiner’s Sign Up For Sudders appeal. This collects funds for Leukaemia Research and the Anthony Nolan Trust, which runs one of the UK’s two bone marrow donor registers.
The appeal was set up in memory of Examiner reporter Adrian Sudbury, who died in August from leukaemia.
Bands performing will include Leeds group The Voltaires, roots act The Bluelights, Sister Psychosis, Slum Hunnies and Leo Brazil and His Twitch.
Also playing will be Project Sunset with their brand of rock, dance and hip hop and Red Star. Huddersfield duo The Moot will perform their mix of reggae, funk and pop and indie band the Snowbyrds will take the stage.
Solo performers will also be delighting the audience, including politically-fuelled acoustic rocker James ‘Bar’ Bowen, Matt Dryden, singer songwriter and guitarist Tony Levy, acoustic performer Bibaut Brown and guitarist and singer Matt Pettifer.
Specially selected films will also be screened on the venue’s stage at the event, which runs from 3.30pm to midnight.
Tickets cost £10 and are available from Wall Of Sound record shop on John William Street or via www.picturedrome.net. Limited edition Huddstock T-shirts will be given away on the door and, if you keep hold of your ticket, it can get you into the official afterparty at Camel Club in Huddersfield for just 90p.
So head along to Holmfirth on November for all the fun of a festival, without the weather!