#Hedfest22 – the Hedon Festival – will take place on Friday 3 June as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. With a carnival parade, children’s entertainment and fairground there will be lots for families to enjoy, but it is live music and performance that will make #Hedfest22 special.
To celebrate the announcement of #Hedfest22 on Friday 3 June Hedon Town Council has released three videos to give a flavour of what to expect from the festival. The videos include a tribute to Hedfest by Hedon-born singer and songwriter Henry Priestman. During the pandemic Henry recruited his friends to take part in the tribute.
Get the date in your diary – Hedon Festival – Friday 3 June #Hedfest22.
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.