Artist Update: Owter Zeds

Owterzeds bring their own brand of musical sunshine with them wherever they go. Their upbeat mixture of original ska and rock is loved by audiences around the valley and beyond. They will be playing at Heptonstall Festival as an eight piece – don’t miss them on the Ruin Stage at 5.20pm!
Find out more here:

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Artist Update: Tim O’Connor


Tim is a legend, and we’re really pleased he has agreed to travel all the way back to Heptonstall to entertain us again this year with his poetic music.

Make an appointment to join him on the Ruin Stage at 2.20pm.

Artist Update: Brunelle

Hailing from all over Britain, but having met at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Brunelle are a Post-Folk quartet. Drawing influence from a variety of sources, Brunelle perform hard hitting original music, with hear felt lyrics.
On the tail end of recording their first songs to release, the boys at Brunelle are now working on an interesting and innovative way to distribute these to the public using alternative media formats.
So far this year Brunelle have played at the RNCM Big Weekender, Manchester Day, and at The Castle, drawing crowds from all over Manchester to see them.
Expect big things from Brunelle, you won’t be disappointed.
Catch them on the Ruin Stage at 4.20pm.

Artist Update: The Tiny Minds

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We’re pretty sure that sometime soon, we’re not going to be able to afford this band as they’ve got a whole lot of momentum and all the ingredients to make a big splash. Hopefully, they’ll remember us kindly and come back to play for us in future years.. Last year their set was divine, we’re really excited they’re back!

The Tiny Minds are West Yorkshire based up-and-coming 3 piece, playing all original material, mixing blues, punk, psychedelia, pop and soul into a lively rock n roll cocktail.

The fresh, unique lyrics of singer/guitarist Duncan Foster cover themes from technological doom and dystopia to the paranoia and politics of relationships.

‘Dreamy pop-rock with influential swoon’ – DNA Festival.

Artist Update: REVISIT

It’s always good to have a bit of high energy on Festival day, and Revisit are guaranteed to get you in the mood to move.

REVISIT are a 4 piece band playing high energy Punk/NewWave style tracks of own composition and covers. Our own songs tackle politics and society just as good old punk did, but with a bright new sound we call “Bright Brit Punk” . Teamed with stagemanship, presence and attitude give a good visual show as well as solid melodies guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

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Artist Update: Farago

Farrago is an exciting acoustic collaboration between two experienced musicians, Andy McDermott and Gayna Grimshaw.

Although described as English/Americana folk, they prefer not to pigeonhole it.  Whether it’s a folk standard, a foot-tapping Celtic jig or self-penned, it’s all performed ‘Farrago-style’  that means music with a personality

Andy & Gayna have a wealth of musical experience between them and have both been solo singers and performers in their own right, but when their voices come together, the harmonies are the highlight.

Andy plays guitar, mandolin and banjo whilst Gayna plays accordion and guitar.

Individually, they have worked ‘live’ and in studios for too many years to admit!

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Artist Update: 3 Valleys Gospel Choir

We believe everyone can sing, we are a non-audition community choir who come together once a week on Monday evening in the upstairs room at Central Methodists in Todmorden – and we aim to be a blessing to our community by singing uplifting songs including gospel, spirituals, world music, soul and sometimes pop.   Ailsa Nicholson, our musical director, specialises in vocal technique and so everyone from a complete beginner to people who have sing for 20 years will get something out of this choir.  Come along and enjoy our performance at 1pm on the Weavers Square stage, and if you like what you see and hear, we’d love to have you join us.


Find out more here.