Marshfest 2019

Marshfest 2019 / News / Thu 26 Jul 2018

Marshfest 2018 ...latest news

Marshfest 2018 ...latest news

So you fancy trying a family festival? Marshfest fits the bill at only a fiver a ticket and kids go free!

There are hundreds if not thousands of festivals suitable for families across the UK however if you plan to stay local and want to keep the cost down then it has to be Marshfest 2018 which is held on 25/26th August.

Set in the stunning grounds of the Huddersfield Ukrainian Club in Marsh, families will be entertained over two days with live music from original and covers bands, with entertainment from local belly dancer troupe “Hathor”, DJ PJ Turner, Be More Outdoors and Ricky’s School of Rock workshops alongside fantastic food and rides. If that’s not got your attention, then this should.....

Marshfest tickets are only £5 per adult per day and children under 15 go free (must be accompanied by an adult).

Marsh Blues Club, the event organisers have once again teamed up with The Welcome Centre, food bank with the aim of bringing the community together. Marcus Henfrey said “The festival sets out to not only raise more than £5,000 but to provide the community with grassroots music at affordable prices for everyone. That means a family of four get live entertainment for a full day for £10 and the quality of the music can compete with any of the larger festivals”

The festival takes place over two days with 18 live performances from bands such as The Blind Dead McJones Band, Shambolic, Flock of 3, and headlining on Sunday The Axis Valv-a-Tron sound system. A full line-up can be found on the Marshfest website where tickets can also be purchased.

Gates open at 12pm on Saturday 25th August, with performances starting at 1pm and running till late with a fun packed day of entertainment for all the family.

Sponsored by Ricky’s School of Rock, Camel Club, Syngenta, and The Parish the event brings together a plethora of local music and performing art talent with a wide range of music to suit everyone’s tastes from folk through to blues with pop and rock covers thrown in.

Top notch food will be available all weekend from Outdoor Gourmets - wood fired oven pizza, Grandad's Chippy bus and Dabbawala Vegan / Vegetarian Indian food and there will be two bars and Mini Mocha to keep the drinks flowing. To keep the smalls entertained there will be bouncy castles, go-karts, face painting, activities from Be More Outdoors, roundabouts and junk modelling craft activities as well as pocket money stalls.

Marshfest 2018 promises to be a fantastic day of fun, laughter and enjoyment for all ages. Tickets for the event are £5 can be bought in advance from the places below or on the gate on the day.
Tickets are £5 for 15's and over available from
• Ticketsource; (booking fee applies)
• Keith Dawson Music (Westbourne Rd, Marsh)
• The Welcome Centre
• The Ukraine Club, Huddersfield HD1 5RA
• Tickets will also be sold on the gate at the event.

The Welcome Centre provides support to individuals and families in crisis in the south Kirklees area. The Welcome Centre distributes food parcels, toiletry packs, kitchen and bedding packs, to people whose circumstances mean they’re unable to afford these items for themselves and their families. The Centre also employs a Development Worker to provide extra guidance and support to clients on a one to one basis, and to help them access the support of other charities in the area.

Emma Greenough, Fundraising Manager at The Welcome Centre, said: “Emma Greenough fundraiser for The Welcome Centre said “The overwhelming success of last year’s festival raised enough money to provide the equivalent of 5488 meals for local people in need. The aim this year is to raise even more than £5000 through ticket sales, merchandise and a raffle so we can provide even more meals to those in need. Demand for our food bank has increased significantly this year so the money raised through Marshfest makes a big impact.”

Marcus Henfrey said: “We chose to support the Welcome Centre this year because I have had first-hand experience of how poverty and homelessness affects local people. The Welcome Centre does an amazing job to address not only poverty but a range of other social issues which families and individuals face. The Welcome Centre provides such a much needed service to the community, we felt that it was worthy of our support”

About The Welcome Centre
The Welcome Centre, food bank and more is a small, determined and efficient charity (and company limited by guarantee). We aim to improve the quality of life of individuals and families experiencing extreme disadvantage in our local community by providing practical support.

We employ a core team of staff who work with around 100 volunteers. The Welcome Centre is managed by a Board of Trustees and has a five-year plan to ensure we deliver an inclusive, high quality service. The centre is a locally-based, locally-focused charity that relies on local support from people like you; please help us if you can. We are based in the Huddersfield Mission building in the town centre, but we have no religious or political affiliations. All are welcome to receive our support.

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Huddersfield Ukrainian Club
Edgerton Road


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