Heckyfest lines up marathon of music and fun

Issue 642

“Another incredible day of live music and family fun” is in store at the 12th free Heckyfest, says organiser Donal O’Driscoll.

The 10-hour event in Heckmondwike’s Green Park on Saturday, July 19 (starting at 11am), will feature 17 acts in a package of non-stop music.

All have been selected for the quality of their performances at the Crown of Lights nights held at the town’s Comrades Club during the past year.

Said Donal: “The quality of the acts we attract to our monthly events never ceases to amaze me and this year the acts selected are all locally-based.

“Fifteen of them have never played the festival before.”

Organisers like to involve music students at the festival and this year Mirfield Free Grammar will be taking part. The festival normally ends with a cover band performance and this year it’s the turn of Heckmondwike’s very own Gods of Fortune.

Added Donal: “It was a no-brainer. These guys absolutely rocked the crowd when they played the teatime slot last year.

“I’m delighted they’re available to finish what will be yet another incredible day.”

Other artists performing are Alex Quinn & The Man In The Street, Boom Room Blues, Eternal Teenage Syndrome, Folkus, Foon, Graham Browning Trio, Keystone Acoustic, Liberate, Linzi Greaves, Negative Panda, OCD, Peculiar Blue, Simon Walker, Steph Stephenson & Matt Bentley, The River And I and The Young Nothings.

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