One of Huddersfield’s favourite annual events has announced its line-up.

On The Hill Festival at Laund Hill Community Club will be held on Saturday, July 6. The club has replaced the YMCA and needs to fundraise to make it a success although some proceeds from the festival will go to Huddersfield’s Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Before then there will be a free family fun day on Sunday, May 5, from 12 noon to 3pm featuring a free bouncy castle and inflatable assault course for children, a barbecue and fun stalls such a teddy tombola, sweet stall and face painting. There will be fun rugby style games for all to try.

On Saturday, May 11, there will be a comedy night with Colin Manford, Big Joe and Vince Atta. Tickets are just £10, doors open at 7.30pm and to book go to

On The Hill returned last year after a four-year break and has evolved from The Concert On The Hill, an annual event set up by the late Steve Metcalfe and Dave Roebuck in 1999.

This year it runs from 3pm to 11.30pm with people taking their own chairs, picnic hampers and even gazebos. It will feature eight music acts with Leeds rock covers band Sons Of Robin headlining and the others will be Alex Spy, Wilson Music, Hullabaloo, Broken Flowers, The Lonely Hearts and AC/DC tribute band Dirty Deeds.

The music will continue in the bar at 10pm where James Manning will be playing followed by a DJ.

The festival is sponsored by Magic Rock Brewing and XL Print. Magic Rock will be on site with their converted Land Rover bar and there will also be a Prosecco bar and the Laund Hill bar will be open throughout the event. There will also be three food vendors – a hog roast, pizza van and a Mediterranean grill.

The festival will also have a 30 person gaming tent from Adaptive Gaming with thousands of computer games along with inflatables for the children, face painting and free crafts from Arty Explorers. There will be a shopping village featuring local businesses.

Early bird tickets are on sale now for a limited time at £12 for adults and £5 juniors.

To book go to

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


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