Popular festival returns to village

The Alex McKown Band
The Alex McKown Band

Hayfest, the popular three-day music and beer festival, returns to the village of Hayfield later this year.

Starting on Friday October 3 and running until Sunday October 5 in Hayfield, the family-friendly event will include a host of attractions for people of all ages.

Festival planners say they have something for everybody across the weekend, including an eclectic mix of music across two stages held inside watertight marquees.

Acts appearing include rock, folk, blues and jazz artists from all over the UK, as well as a mixture of comedy acts.

There will also be various food stations, a beer tent with at least 20 hand-pulled and gravity-fed ales from around the region, craft stalls and a children’s fairground will be held on Hayfield cricket pitch with all the musical acts playing in a waterproof marquee

Tickets for this year’s Hayfest are priced at £20 for each day.

Alternatively an early-bird ticket is available for £45 that is valid for all three days, if booked before July 31 (£50 after this).

For more information visit hayfest.org.uk or visit the Facebook page.

Confirmed acts for the festival so far:

Friday Oct 3 - Alex McKown, Philip Henry and Hannah Martin, Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders.

Saturday Oct 4 - Blues Boy Dan Owen, Mike Sweeney and Paddy O’Hare, Stephanie Manns, Chickenbone John, Clive Gregson.

Sunday Oct 5 - The Seniors, James Michael, Dave Sharp, Ed Kainyek & Nina Henchion, The Carrivick Sisters, My Darling Clementine, Roachford.

For more info on Hayfest contact Neil Cossar on 07768 652899.