One of Huddersfield’s favourite annual events will be staged next weekend and here’s the full line-up with information about each band or artist.

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.

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, Crooked Revival and AC/DC tribute band Dirty Deeds.

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

Here’s the line-up:

3.30 pm Wilson

4.15pm Hullabaloo

5.00 pm Broken Flowers

6.00 pm Crooked Revival

7.05 pm Dirty Deeds

8.10 pm Alex Spy

9.15 pm Sons of Robin

And here’s who’s who:

Wilson Music is an acoustic blues rock artist who has played gigs and festivals across the UK including The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, supporting Toploader and winning Aires Got Talent. His singles have been played on stations all over the world from North Yorkshire to North Carolina.

Broken Flowers are a Leeds-based alternative country rock four-piece playing original Roots Rock Americana with a few well selected covers as a nod to their influences. Lead vocals and rhythm guitar are handled by Anna Mosley who is also the songwriter.

The band, which has been together for 10 years, is influenced by a range of styles from folk, to heavy rock, blues, Americana and country all of which show up in the band’s eclectic set.

Hullabaloo blend funk, soul and rock into a captivating sonic experience. Well known for taking popular songs and putting their own fresh and exciting spin on them, Hullabaloo’s infectious rhythms and electrifying performances ignite audiences on dance floors everywhere.



Crooked Revival are a ‘brutal blues’ band from Leeds. Their music is riff heavy with hints of blues, heavy rock and soaring melodic vocals all thrown into the mix.

They have just returned from Longwave Studios in Cardiff after recording with award winning producer Romesh Dodangoda who has worked with the likes of Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon and Busted and will be releasing a number of new singles over the next few months.

Dirty Deeds are an AC/DC tribute band and lead singer Charlie Kunz enjoys bringing the audience to the front of the gig, interacting with the crowd at every opportunity and making each night a special performance. He’s accompanied by Sam Orr as Angus who delivers an energetic reproduction of all the favourites.

Alternative rock duo Alex Spy and drummer Stephen Derych have recently played many festivals in the north of England as well as numerous headline gigs and supported The Damn Truth on tour.

With a captivating fusion of pop-rock charm backed with creative riffs and an energetic stage presence, Alex Spy has crafted a musical identity that is as unique as it is electrifying.


Alex Spy and drummer Stephen Derych

Alex’s strength is that he combines lots of influences and different genres, making the live set a variation of genres rather than a wall of sound, keeping the audience captivated and guessing throughout the performance.

Sons Of Robin bring their own unique spin to all the favourite rock classics. Prepare to be blown away by their powerful vocals, electrifying guitar riffs and pure rock n’ roll energy.

Brad Mack is the after-party entertainment whose upbeat, energetic story telling with rewarding narratives is bolstered with riffs, licks and toe tapping hits.

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 be three food vendors – a hog roast, pizza van and a Mediterranean grill.

The festival will 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.

Tickets are £15 for adults and £6 juniors.

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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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