LOCAL band The Snowbyrds are to share a stage with hot acts The Enemy, Reverend and The Makers and Judge Jules at one of Britain’s more unusual festivals.
The Huddersfield indie group will perform at The Big Reunion in November at Butlins at Skegness. They are one of six acts taking part in a battle of the bands, competing for prizes including a Mediterranean holiday. Their sets will be followed by performances from the big name bands.
The Big Reunion is made up of two 48-hour events, which started eight years ago as the UK’s biggest winter festival.
Around six stages, there will be music from Djs including Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, Tim Westwood, Alex Zane, The Enemy, Reverend and The Makers and Kissdafunk, plus many more.
It’s a mix of cutting edge sounds with nostalgic tunes, entertainment and comedy.
Performing at the event is a big deal for the Snowbyrds. Bassist Mark Slater said: “It is a big thing for us and is shaping up to be a really good weekend.”
The Snowbyrds recently visited Poland on a twinning visit. They went to Huddersfield’s twin town, Bielsko-Biala, in June to perform at a festival with 15 bands from all the town’s partner cities from around the world.
The band, who formed at Huddersfield University four years ago, were accompanied by Mayor of Kirklees Clr Karam Hussain.
You can find out more about them at www.myspace.com/snowbyrdsuk. For more on the festival, visit www.bigreunion.com.