Headlander 2015 finished last night with headliners From The Jam providing a suitably crowd-pleasing conclusion. After Hayfest last year the organisers had some late nights and a busy couple of days after the festival, working on the get-out and clean-up, mostly in the torrential rain which had stayed away for the duration of the event.
Headlander 2015 is nearly here. It runs for two days over Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June. I’m stage managing the Happy Valley stage, with Darktown Jubilee headlining on Saturday and Jeremiah Ferrari on Sunday. I’m looking forward to seeing Chickenbone John, Clive Gregson and Alex McKown again, who all played Hayfest last year.
Sadly we’ve been unable to obtain permission to use Hayfield’s cricket pitch this year, so Hayfest 2015 is on hold. However, I’ve been asked to stage manage the Happy Valley stage at the third Headlander festival in Stockport this summer. We’ll be bringing back some of the artists who went down so well at Hayfest.
Well I’ve not had a lot of sleep over the past week or so but it was definitely worth it. Hayfest was a roaring success and the feedback from festival-goers and artists has been overwhelmingly positive. The standard of the music was superb and the sound and light were excellent; our principal sponsor Lightcast put
It’s been a busy summer, sorting out all the logistics for Hayfest in October but we’re just about ready now. To cap it all we’ve finally confirmed our Saturday night headliner: the mighty Steve Harley! Buy a ticket via the Hayfest tickets page before they sell out!
We’ve just confirmed Roachford as our headline act for Sunday 5th October. What a great way to close the inaugural festival. The line-up is filling rapidly with a diverse range of talent. Full details are on the Hayfest artists page.
I’ve just completed and rolled out the Hayfest website which looks great, thanks to graphics by Andrew Swainson. There is also a Hayfest Twitter feed.
Hot on the heels of This Day In Country Music I’ve started work on a new festival which will take place this October in the beautiful Peak District village of Hayfield. I’m delighted to be on the small but highly motivated Hayfest organisers team; we’ve already got the brilliant Andy Fairweather Low signed up as