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Fairy tale folk plug Hedon Festival

THE EXCITEMENT is building for this year’s #Hedfest18 in Hedon on Saturday 7 July. Regular stalls are taking place in Hedon town centre on Saturday and Wednesday mornings to sell programmes for this year’s free to enter Hedon Festival event taking place in venues across the town. Many local shops and businesses are also getting into the festival spirit and selling the programmes too.


Fellowship of the Precious. Photo ‘out of the mist’ by Jason Brindley.

But it’s not just Hedon where programme sales are taking place! In Hull city centre last Saturday, the Lord of the Rings re-enactment society The Fellowship of the Precious, who are taking part in the Hedfest Carnival Parade, emerged from the mist to promote the return of the light and colours of Hedfest to Hedon, and to encourage people to join them on the Carnival Parade. Meanwhile back in Hedon, at the Hedfest stall there, the glamorous and beautiful Belle (from Princess Parties ‘Beauty and the Beast’ characters) was helping to plug the festival.

#Hedfest18 takes place from mid-morning to to midnight on Saturday, 7 July with some 50 bands, acts and performers taking part. The Carnival Parade assembles from 12.30pm at Ivy Lane, Market Hill for a 1.30pm start. It’s a free event, but the programme listing the performance schedules costs £2.

Enquiries: Hedon Town Council, St. Augustine’s Gate, Hedon, East Yorkshire. HU12 8EX 01482-898428. Office Opening Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am till 3.00pm.

Hedon Councillor Sarah Rommell with Belle.

#Hedfest18 – Venues and Locations

The Venues to look out for at the Hedon Festival 2018 on Sat 7 July, are:

Check out the UPDATES to the printed Programme.
The Alexandra Hall (The Alex) St Augustine’s Gate, Hedon, HU12 8BW.
A full programme of entertainment arranged by Africa Studios with 12 bands/artists from 12 noon until midnight.

Look out for the Official Venue banner

St Augustine’s Church (The Church) Church Lane, Market Hill, Hedon HU12 8JG
12 acts arranged by Africa Studios from 12.30pm – 11:00pm utilising to full effect the unique acoustics of Hedon’s 800-year-old ‘King of Holderness’ church.

The Haven Arms (Haven) Havenside, Hedon HU12 8HH.
Eight featured acts plus special guests too, running from 3:30pm until midnight. Stage arranged by Quiet Riot.

The King’s Head (King’s) 2-4 Souttergate, Hedon HU12 8JS.
There are two parts to the entertainment at King’s. Outside in the pub’s revitalised beer garden area, expect a great family fun day atmosphere with two local favourite bands performing from 3:00pm.

In the front room will be the “King’s Spoken Word” with performance poets and more music running from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

The Shakespeare Inn (Shakey) 9 Baxtergate, Hedon HU12 8JN.
‘The Vineyard’ is the nickname affectionately given to Shakey’s outside performance area attracting bumper crowds creating a great buzz. Entertainment with two local favourite acts performing from 3:00pm.

The Station 67 Souttergate, Hedon HU12 8JR.
The Station benefits from its large beer garden especially catering for children. There’ll be extra activities for Hedfest, and the music there starts from 2:30pm onwards.

Hedon Methodist Church Church Lane, Hedon HU12 8EL. There’s a Carnival Parade Workshop taking place from 10am – 12 noon. Pop-in before 12 noon with the kids to get yourselves ‘dressed’ and ‘made up’ to take part in the carnival parade. The church’s Community Junction Lounge will be open for teas and coffees and the hall with opportunities to play some children’s games (follow this website for updates).

Market Hill for your craft and charity stalls and festival food.

Market Hill and Hedon Primary School playing field for a full programme of children’s activities from mid-morning until 5pm.

Ivy Lane. Assemble from 12:30pm for the Carnival Parade. Sets off at 1.30pm.

#Hedfest18 is a FREE to enter Festival. A Programme (£2) is available listing the complete schedules and locations map.

The programme may change due to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions. We will aim to notify programme changes on this website up until the day itself.

Note: Some #Hedfest18 venues are licensed public houses and any concerns or questions regarding admittance of unaccompanied children/age restrictions should be directed to each licensee.

Links to acts, bands, musicians, etc

Are you performing at #Hedfest18? Then get your website or Facebook page or Twitter link (just ONE link please, not all) listed on the Hedfest website (appears in the sidebar). Let fans – and new fans – find out about you!

Note: emails are collected on this form in case of any queries about the entry and will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

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