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The Hanwell Hootie Returns



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Hanwell will be rocking to the sound of live music in six different venues when the Hootie kicks off for its second year.

The festival - sponsored by Marshall Amps - is taking place on Saturday 5th April from 4pm, and celebrates the brand’s rich heritage and Hanwell’s vibrant music scene.

Jon Ellery, Managing Director of Marshall, said: ‘Our philosophy with the festival is about celebrating our roots, bringing fantastic live music to small venues in Hanwell and putting the area back on the music map.’

Around 30 bands will take part in the 2014 Hootie which takes place between 4pm - 11pm in pubs including The Prince of Wales, The Inn on the Green, The Fox, The Duke of York, The Kings Arms and The Village Inn. There’ll also be ‘fringe’ music activities in around Hanwell, including The Clock Tower Café, Ryan’s Bar and W7 Emporium.

Confirmed acts include: the nine-piece swamp pop, New Orleans blues group, The Dirty Gentlemen; the raucous rock ‘n’ roll gypsy band, Tankus the Henge; and nothing short of a super group, Bad for Lazarus, who boast ex-members of Nine Inch Nails, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and UNKLE.

The festival will kick off with a Minute of Loud near Hanwell Clock Tower at 4pm. Marshall Amps have kindly donated a limited edition Hanwell MP3 speaker to be raffled. Tickets, t-shirts and programmes will available at the information tent by the Clock Tower.

‘Since Jim opened his first shop here in 1962, Marshall have maintained a strong cultural heritage in Hanwell, and to us, it’s the true home of loud and the birthplace of a sound that has today become synonymous with some of the world’s most legendary rock and blues acts’ says Jon Ellery adds.

The same year as Jim opened his shop in Uxbridge Road, Britain’s renowned Ealing Blues Club was opened to a new generation of guitarists who soon become associated with Marshall Amps, including Ealing resident Pete Townshend of The Who, and former Marshall employee Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Since then, Marshall have become a globally renowned brand associated with loud rock ‘n’ roll and its products are used by some of the world’s most famous guitarists and bands.

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25th March 2014