The full line-up has now been revealed for a music festival in Slaithwaite in August.

CoachElla music, arts and wellbeing festival will be held on land off Chain Road in Slaithwaite on Saturday, August 12 from 1.30pm to 11pm to raise money for the Ella Dawson Foundation.

The event will feature two stages with more than 15 bands, musicians, artists and poets.

Here’s the line-up for the main Tipi stage, headlined by top Huddersfield covers band Wired. It includes singer songwriter James Leslie, Groove and the Bathtub Pings, Huddersfield Gospel Choir, Low River, Positive Vibes, Fever Train, Mustard County and Jim Dam.

The Tunes &Tales Tent includes A&E, Wild About Wool, Spencer Wilson, Sydney Scully, Telling Tales, Millie, Kieran Doyle, Liam Jarvis, Tray Tronic and Fishing for Compliments.

Health and wellbeing is also an important part of the day with yoga and wellbeing hosted by Sass Yoga And Wellbeing, arts and crafts hosted by Globe Arts and Pottery from The Clay Mill.

All activities are included in the ticket price. Street food and drink will be available to buy on site.

Tickets cost £25 for adults, £15 for children aged five to 15 and under 5s are free. A family ticket (2 adults and 2 concessions) is £72.

Tickets can be bought at

The Ella Dawson Foundation was set up as a legacy to 24-year-old Ella from Slaithwaite by her mum, Jane, dad Kevin, sister Tasha and Ella’s partner, Connor Gamble.

An aspiring artist, former Greenhead College student Ella was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer in 2019 shortly after graduating from Newcastle University. Over the course of two years she underwent constant and intense treatment. However, the cancer kept returning and, sadly, Ella passed away in July 2021.

Although Ella received outstanding clinical and medical care following her diagnosis she noticed there was a great need for psychological, physical, wellbeing, nutritional and social support. So she set out to create a blueprint of how young adults with cancer could be better supported holistically.

In the toughest days of her illness Ella felt that physical and psychological health were such a powerful force for good she set up a wellbeing blog to give advice on nutrition, exercise and remaining positive during treatment. She worked with blood cancer charities and even set up her own art studio in Huddersfield.

Jane said: “Ella continued to develop her extensive knowledge of physical and mental health, wellbeing and self-healing which inevitably increased her quality of life, mental strength and appreciation of life. We are so proud of the incredible inspirational person she was and everything she achieved. We now want to carry this on with the charity.”

The Foundation’s aim is to provide this kind of holistic support for all cancer patients aged 18 to 30. Its website ( has lots more information about the services the charity offers. The ultimate aim is to set up its own specialist centre.

For the latest information on CoachElla go to the event’s Facebook page at

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.