THE HEDON FESTIVAL fondly known as Hedfest will take place on Friday 3 June 2022. And today, as the countdown to #Hedfest22 starts, Hedon Town Council has published three videos to promote the festival.


Henry Priestman and Friends pack out Saint Augustine’s Church at #Hedfest16

The Music Reel showcases the talents of James Wood, Tom Gorringe, Mike Rogers and Harry Orme. The video was recorded last year in lockdown conditions in Saint Augustine’s Church and is a sample of some of the music to expect this year at #Hedfest22 in the church.

The Church Stage at #Hedfest22 at Saint Augustine’s Church will open at 2pm on Friday 3 June and close at 9pm.

Henry Priestman and Friends is a tribute to Hedfest by Hedon-born singer and songwriter Henry Priestman. The video was also recorded last year in lockdown conditions and reflects some of the measures that artists and performers had to take in order to meet and entertain virtually. Look out in particular for the guest appearance from Mark Kermode the TV and newspaper and film critic in Yachting Type(s)“. And we guarantee you will go away from the video with memories and the sounds of “The Ghosts of a Thousand Fishermen (still drink down Hessle Road).”

The Open Air Stage at #Hedfest22 will be at Far Bank off Drapers Lane and will be open from 2pm and close at 10pm.

The Spoken Word – a celebration of poetry and prose performed to an audience – has always been a feature of the Hedon Festival. In the video, Catherine Scott, David Thompson and Ian Winter gave a taste of what to expect at #Hedfest22.

The Spoken Word Stage during #Hedfest22 will take place at The Haven Arms, Havenside from 2pm.

If you would like to be involved in organising, sponsoring or contributing in any way to the 2022 Hedfest event, please contact Hedon Town Council. Hedon Town Hall, St. Augustine’s Gate, Hedon, HU12 8EX. Email:

The Town Hall is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 3pm.


Open each video full screen to enjoy the full experience.

#Hedfest22 starts with the Carnival Parade at 1pm on Friday 3 June.


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#Hedfest22 – Starts with a Hedon Carnival Parade! 1pm on Friday 3 June 2022.

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