Published On: Sat, Mar 22nd, 2014 on 12:37 pm

Oakwell Music Festival is bringing big names to Birstall this summer

The Hoosiers

The Hoosiers will be headlining the main stage

The Hoosiers and X Factor finalists Kingsland Road are just some of the big names to play at the Oakwell Music Festival taking place this July.

The family-friendly festival held at the Oakwell Hall Country Park in Birstall is being organised by five volunteers who form part of Working Chimp Productions CIC who want to provide an alternative festival for West Yorkshire.

There will be over 20 acts performing across three separate stages, with all the festival proceedings going towards charity and local causes.

The main stage is being headlined by chart toppers The Hoosiers who will be joined by X Factor finalist Lucy Spraggan, The Dunwells, Rory Hoy, Famous Villains and Redemtion.

The Robert Watts Marquee stage is to be headlined by Mark Morriss from the Bluetones and the line-up for the acoustic stage is to be announced.

Other acts already confirmed include The Littlemores, Talk in Code, Grace Solero, Adorned, City of Lights, Aztec Doll and 663 Squadron.

A battle of the bands competition in partnership with Kirklees College will also be held, the winner of which will play the festival.

Organiser Paul Fisher told the Yorkshire Standard: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of high calibre bands that have applied to play the festival and we’ve had to put on a third acoustic stage to accommodate more acts.

“We don’t have a big music festival in this part of West Yorkshire and with the sad demise of Party in the Park in Leeds, Oakwell Festival offers an alternative local music event for all ages.”

For more information about the festival or to find more about tickets, please visit

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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