#Hedfest22 – Hedon Festival – Friday 3 June 2022 (as part of #HM70 and #PlatinumJubilee FREE Celebrations in Hedon)
1.00pm Carnival Parade. Assemble at top of Ivy Lane/Market Hill in Hedon. (From 11am on Market Hill join the Carnival Arts Pop-up Parade station to try on costumes and get kitted out for the parade. Children need to be supervised by adults).
THEME FOR PARADE: Royals and Rulers – Real & Mythical
Dress to the theme! Enjoy the atmosphere, mood and sounds of the carnival as the parade snakes its way around Hedon. A touch of Rio de Janeiro comes to our ancient town!
Parade Route: Church Lane, New Road, St Augustine’s Gate, right into Magdalen Gate, right onto Baxtergate, right at Fletchergate. Along New Road. Left onto Drapers Lane and Far Bank.
1.45pm Far Bank – Inter-Pubs Tug of War Competition!
2.00pm Far Bank – Bands, Entertainment, Children’s Rides, Stalls, Food & Beer Tents.
2.00pm Stage at Far Bank opens. Runs until close at 10pm
Line-up – (Note: Subject to change):
- 2.00pm – 2.25 The Humble Bard
- 2.30pm – 2.50 Nicole Fewster
- 3.00pm – 3.40 Ramble Gamble
- 4.00pm – 4.40 The Listening Club
- 5.00pm – 5.35 The Finest Hour
- 6.00pm – 6.45 Soul Patrol
- 7.15pm – 7.45 Cuba Drive
- 8.30pm – 10.00 From Gold to Rio
FROM GOLD TO RIO – THE GREATEST HITS OF SPANDAU BALLET & DURAN DURAN
Two of the UK’s most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power-packed show!
With over 20 top 10 hits the show will feature non-stop classics including Gold, Rio, True, The Reflex, to name a few, guaranteed to leave the audience shouting for more!
So, if you’re a Duranie, a Spandie, a Wild Boy or a Soul Boy, then this is something you don’t want to miss!
Stage managed by Africa Studios (Hull).
2.00pm Stage at St. Augustine’s Church opens. Runs until close at 9.30pm
Line-up – (Note: Subject to change):
- 2.00pm Beth Pilling
- 2.30pm Katrina Rae
- 3.00pm Pete Clarkson
- 3.30pm Rob Bywater
- 4.15pm Kobe Allenby
- 5.00pm Ed James
- 6.00pm American Daughters
- 7.00pm Brodie Milner
- 8.00pm Tom Gorringe
- 9.00pm Sam Connolly
Stage managed by Africa Studios (Hull).
3.00pm and 5.00pm The Spoken Word at Haven Arms
3pm – 4pm
Open Mic – 30 minutes for any budding street poets to take to the stage.
Peter Knaggs – is a Hull writer/editor and workshop leader, the author of five poetry books, and has taken prizes in many competitions, including the National and Forward Prize. He is currently working on a novel to follow up the million-selling “Every Day is a Hawaiian Shirt Day”
Jimmy Andrex – co-founded Red Shed Readings, makes radio for ELFM and has been on the BBC 6 music. Last summer he performed “Stupidity is Not The Problem” and “Billy Baggins There and Back” a modern adaptation of The Hobbitt. Recently he wrote and performed Tree Talk for Wakefield Word Fest. He is currently promoting a book/album “9 Displacement Activities”.
5pm – 6pm
Helen Rice – A Sheffield poet, her work is funny, touching, honest, reflective, sensitive and holds up a mirror to our changing world.
Stan Skinny – A Sheffield power box of lyrical absurdity served with musical whimsy in a hat of heart warming originality, energy and a fox paw of glamour. A must see!
Ian Winter – Winner of numerous slams, he throws words at you like a madman throwing eggs at Cathedrals, in a rollercoaster of emotion of a beautifully observed world tinged with love and the comedic.
Five, different, very entertaining performers that will make you laugh, cry, think, and ask for more.
DOWNLOAD your Hedfest Handy Guide – print the guide text, then print the map on the reverse. Fold twice, and you have your guide ready to use on the day.
#Hedfest22 is supported by:
International songwriters and performers Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby will be performing at Hedfest in Hedon on Saturday.
Individually the accomplished duo have worked with the likes of The Righteous Brothers, Mary Hopkin, The Strawbs and Nanci Griffith. Now they play together creating their own brand of music, all acoustic guitar-based material that is perfectly suited for blending hand-in-hand with the the particular acoustic sound of the 800-year old St. Augustine’s Church where they play at 10pm.
Their set promises lots of foot-tapping pleasure, choruses to join in, and stories from the duo as you enjoy Cathryn’s singing and Brian’s inventive guitar playing.
Craig & Willoughby have already conducted a spring tour this year, and have played the Wath Festival. They say: “We’re gearing up for summer festivals, in Counties Donegal, Tyrone, and of course Hedfest. We’ve written new songs, and we look forward to meeting new friends in July.”
“A wonderful weave of songs and stories wrapped in subtle colours of musical genius and delivered with an effortless stagecraft drawn from long roads travelled…” review by Colum Sands (Musician and Broadcaster).
Other headliners playing Hedfest this year across seven venues comprising all genres of music, include: Bud Sugar, Cuba Drive, Hillbilly Troupe, Urban Rain, The King’s Horses, The Froot and Holy Orders. For all the listings get your Programmes (£2) and keep an eye on the updates on this website.
SATURDAY 7 JULY – 12 noon to 12 midnight!
PROGRAMME SOON AVAILABLE (£2) – With all the information you need to enjoy the Festival.
It’s back! After a break for a year, the Hedon Festival with music and entertainment for all, is back for its third event on Saturday, July 7. #Hedfest18 will differ from previous festivals in that it will be a free event with the Hedon Town Council, pub venues and others working together to put on a programme of acts, bands, comedy, and performance poetry. Seven official venues will be involved with Hedfest; the Alexandra Hall, St. Augustine’s Church, The Station, King’s Head, Shakespeare Inn, Queen’s Head and the Haven Arms – each bringing something different to the mix with most styles and genre of music represented. During the course of the next few weeks we will bring you news from each of the festival official venues.
An impressive line-up of over 40 bands includes a mix of local and regional talent such as Bud Sugar, Cuba Drive, Urban Rain, Black Kes, The Wounded Healers, The Froot, Holy Orders, The Corsairs, Habitual Twist, Shout and Jaimie Smithson. Great performance poets will be attending too with Mike Watts, Lucy Clark and Ian Winter amongst others bringing a barrage of mirth, humour and wit to the proceedings.
A key feature once again will be the town Carnival Parade, which, with involvement from local communities – and this year, with the added attraction of fairy tale, super heroes and other costumed characters taking part – will bring festival colours, sounds and just a touch of Rio de Janeiro style atmosphere to the streets of Hedon. Hedon Methodist Church will be holding a workshop in the morning so you can make your costumes, hats or props for the parade and will be holding other events and activities during the day.
Children’s Activities on from mid-morning to 5pm will include Go Karts (for 3 – 13 year olds), fairground rides, a chance to try-out with the Humber Warhawks American Football team, guest appearances from characters from fairy tales, super heroes and science fiction. Lots more too – read the Programme and follow this website.
After its gap year, #Hedfest18 intends to put the town back firmly on the local festival map to excite both residents and visitors.
Councillor Steve Gallant, 672nd Mayor of Hedon, said: “Hedon Town Council took a big risk when we held the first HedFest in 2015. But the people of Hedon came out in their thousands to enjoy the parade and entertainment across all the different venues. The HedFests in 2015 and 2016 were the biggest community events in the town for many years. Last year we took a year off (to give Hull’s City of Culture a chance!) but this year we are back and planning a fantastic one day festival with something for everyone. And if your community group want to be involved get in touch at the Town Hall. Make sure you put July 7th in your diary and get a programme to plan your day”
The Chair of the Hedfest18 organising group, David Thompson, said: “As things often do, Hedfest all started with a conversation in a pub. We thought how good it would be for the town to stage a really big event, one that will get the town buzzing. This, we have done in 2015 and 2016 with spectacular success, and with thousands attending. This has really put Hedon on the events map, has been great for the Town, its economy and community. After the first Hedfest, I said ‘brilliant, brilliant , brilliant!’. This year, it`s great to see Hedfest18 going ahead, and it promises to be brilliant again.”
This is a definite date to note in your diary: #Hedfest18 – takes place Saturday 7 July from 12 noon until 12 midnight and is a free event to enjoy.