#HedFest16 will be held on Friday evening 12th August from 6pm and Saturday 13th August 2016 from 12 noon.
Theme for 2016: Hedon – The Past, Present and Future of the place…
THE OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME will be out in the first week of August.
The ‘Rough Guide’ is here:
“THE ALEX” Off the Road Cornucopia Stage @ The Alexandra Hall, St. Augustine’s Gate, Hedon.
Friday 12 August from 6pm: TOM VAN WREN ♥ PAVEY ARK ♥ DAVE MANN & THE STRINGS ♥ TO BE CONFIRMED ♥ JOHNNY PAT & THE ACES (now on at 9.45pm) ♥ QUICK SILVER KINGS (now on at 11.00pm)
Saturday: FREEDOM ROAD ♥ SAM BISHOP ♥ OLLIE SMITH ♥ OTR SKIFFLE ♥ KEITH NEWBY ♥ BLACK KES ♥ SIGNS OF HOME ♥ ELWHAEKO ♥ WAKE UP IN VEGAS ♥ CUBA DRIVE
“THE CHURCH” reCOGnition Stage @ St. Augustine’s Church, Church Lane, Hedon.
Friday: DAVE & MEGAN ELF ♥ (Change to advertised Programme) ROB NICKLAS ♥ DEBBIE PULLEN ♥ KATIE SPENCER
Saturday: HENRY PRIESTMAN & LES GLOVER ♥ PETE MCLEOD ♥ URBAN RAIN ♥ DOGFINGER STEVE ♥ (Change to Programme. Band is actually called) MAINLY UKULELE ♥ ELLE GRICE ♥ TIM O’CONNER ♥ DYR SISTER
“THE HAVEN” Quiet Riot Stage @ Haven Arms Marquee, Havenside, Hedon.
Friday: ARGY BARGY POETS ♥ BARD OF HOLDERNESS ♥ WAKE UP IN VEGAS ♥ THE RESONANCE ♥ FIRE ♥ BLACK DELTA MOVEMENT
(Not published in Programme) Saturday 12.00 – 3.30pm, Acoustic acts: The Bard of Holderness, Martin Pierson, Rich Gammon (the Peoples’ Poet), Ollie Smith and Andy Wardlow, Barry Cundill, Nick Thompson, Terry Igoe.
Note: Change of running order from published programme Jack Scantily will now be playing at 5pm and The Queen Riots at 6pm.
Saturday from 4pm: LIGHT THERAPY ♥ JACK SCANTILY ♥ THE QUEEN RIOTS ♥ STREET URCHIN ♥ THE MADISONS ♥ STREAMING LIGHTS ♥ DEAD HORMONES ♥ MING CITY ROCKERS
“THE QUEEN’S” Laughing Tree Stage @ Queen’s Head, St. Augustine’s Gate, Hedon.
Friday: LOOP CYCLE ♥ LATE NIGHT MARAUDERS ♥ KINGS HORSES ♥ JACKSON D (it’s D not Dee) ♥ VAGUE ♥ HELTER
Saturday: (Outdoors) PAIGE MACKENZIE ♥ JACK PARKER ♥ ELIZABETH PICKERING ♥ BEN ARKUT ♥ IMOGEN HART ♥ SAM TRUEMEN ♥ SARAH SHIELS ♥ SAM ARKUT. (Indoors) RIVERS JOHANSSON ♥ DIRTY HALO ♥ NAKED SIX ♥ THE FROOT ’67
“THE LEGION” John Marshall’s Buzz Comedy @ The Royal British Legion Club, Magdalen Gate, Hedon.
Friday: COMEDY – DAVE TWENTYMAN, ANDY WOOLSTON, PETE PHILLIPSON, DANIEL TRISCOTT, SAM AVERY, RICH AUSTIN, CHRIS WASHINGTON, SAM HARLAND
Saturday: POETS – DAVID THOMPSON, CATH SCOTT, VICKY FOSTER, IAN WINTER, MIKE WATTS, LUCY CLARK, TERRY IRELAND, SUE HOULSTON AND OLI HARVEY. ACOUSTIC MUSIC. COMEDY – FREDDY QINNE, BOBBY MURDOCK, SAM HARLAND
“THE INN (MICROPUB)” Dogfinger Steve Acoustics @ Hed’On Inn micropub, Watmough’s Arcade, Hedon.
Friday: (Not published in Programme) 6pm Dogfinger Steve ♥ 7pm Amber Warren ♥ 8pm Colin Metcalf ♥ 9pm Jade Booth Malone ♥ 10pm Jim Danby
Saturday: 12pm Dogfinger Steve ♥ 1pm Pete McLeod ♥ 3pm Roy Lion ♥ 4pm Common Ground ♥ 5pm Harrison Rimmer ♥ 6pm Pete Stokes ♥ 7pm Martin Pierson ♥ 8pm Derek Waudby ♥ 9pm Trevan O’Neil ♥ 10pm Jack Parker
Disclaimer: The programme may change due to unforeseen circumstances. For any inconvenience caused we apologise in advance.
ALSO AT HEDFEST:
Saturday Carnival Parade: Bringing Rio de Janeiro to Hedon! Assemble Market Hill from 12 noon. Carnival leaves at 2pm. Theme: The past, present and future.
Saturday Community Hub and activities @ Magdalen Gate carpark.
Saturday Carnival Assembly and Children’s Activities @ Market Hill.
Saturday Hedon Hand Bell Ringers. Hedon Methodist Church Saturday 10am – 12 noon.
Friday and Saturday Photo Exhibition by Hedon Photographic Club @ The Church. Photos to the HedFest theme: The past, present and future.
Look out for Road Closures around Hedon from 12pm – 5pm.
Look to buy your wristbands (kindly sponsored by Dennis Estate Agents) at the following locations in Hedon: Hedon Town Hall, John Dennis Estate Agents, Beckett’s Newsagents – (Adult wristbands on sale only), Queen’s Head pub, Haven Arms Restaurant and Bar, The Hed’On Inn and Royal British Legion Club. (*Note: More expensive on the day at £5, £2.50 and £12).
ONE of the headlining acts appearing at this year’s Hedon Festival #HEDFEST16 is ‘Henry Priestman & Les Glover‘ brought to Hedfest by reCOGnition. And for Henry, the former main songwriter in the band The Christians and with nearly 40 years in the music business, it’s something of a homecoming.
Henry, along with his longtime sidekick Les Glover, will be starting the Saturday afternoon entertainment at ‘The Church’ at Hedfest – and it’s especially nostalgic for him because he was born only 300 yards away from the St Augustine’s venue down Church Lane.
Hedon-born Henry Priestman has an impressive CV in the music business as a musician, singer, and songwriter. His biography on his website reels off a list of celebrity names and institutions that will make you go goggle-eyed, but before you get bogged down in all that, you need to click on one his tracks and from that you will realise that having Henry perform at Hedfest is a real coup for the festival. Before I did anything else I played Valentine Song performed by Henry and Les and was immediately hooked and became a fan! I suggest you do the same!
I asked Henry who was born in 1955 what it felt like coming back to play Hedon after having left East Yorkshire to go to art college in Liverpool in 1975.
“I’ve passed through a few times, usually to come and see the old haunts, see how it’s changed but not too much. The chippy’s still there on corner of St Augustine’s Gate!…the clay pits have gone, mind… as kids we loved it there.. was like swallows and amazons.
“Then there was Lewis’ Bakery opposite Town Hall, and John Lewis was my age, had a guitar (and all the Beatles, Kinks and Stones singles) my brother had a guitar and I had a snare drum..that’s where it all started…!
“So yes, you could say Hedfest is a bit of a homecoming…first time I’ve strummed a guitar in Hedon since 1966! (‘cos we moved to Burton Pidsea area in ’66).”
Henry has received much media coverage during his recent career and a lot of this focuses on how satisfied he is with life at the moment performing at intimate venues with Les Glover, enjoying his singing and reflecting his life-experience in the music. This satisfaction is revealed in his music with a heraldic and optimistic style that is sure to prove a hit at Hedfest 2016.
Henry Priestman and Les Glover perform at the reCOGnition stage #Hedfest16 at St Augustine’s Church on Saturday 13th August starting at 3.15pm.
Start with the videos then visit the rest of the website… and then buy your entry wristbands!
Preview by Ray Duffill.
Photos of Henry: With many thanks to Viceversa Robbi of the reCOGnition stage.
Wristband sales: *ADVANCE prices £4 adults (green), £2 youth 6-16 (blue and yellow), family buy 2 adults, 2 youths for £10.
(*Note: More expensive on the day at £5, £2.50 and £12).
Look to buy your wristbands (kindly sponsored by Dennis Estate Agents) at the following locations in Hedon: Hedon Town Hall, John Dennis Estate Agents, Beckett’s Newsagents – (Adult wristbands on sale only), Queen’s Head pub, Haven Arms Restaurant and Bar, The Hed’On Inn and Royal British Legion Club.