Town centre prepares for Heckyfest

Town centre prepares for Heckyfest

HECKMONDWIKE will host its 12th and probably last free music festival in Green Park tomorrow (Saturday).

Kirklees Council have provided the core funding for the Crown of Lights summer festival but have warned organisers not to expect any more cash in the future due to budget constraints.

Organiser Donal O’Driscoll said: “Thanks to the financial backing from Kirklees Council, Heckmondwike has a well-established and popular family-friendly annual festival.

“We receive so much positive feedback from the public. But the only realistic way to continue is to start charging people for it.

“I want to keep it free for children but from next year we’ll have to charge something like £10 for adults, but that’s still fantastic value for 10 hours of pretty much non-stop live music between two stages.”

Following feedback from the last festival, for the first time there will be a beer tent in Green Park.

The park will be open from 11am and the music will finish at 10pm.

Picture: Darren Fleming Photography

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