|Hanwell Hootie2019: London's Largest Free One-Day Music Festival is Back|
|Over 100 bands in 17 venues
Saturday 11 May is the day the 2019 Hanwell Hootie is taking place this year. This is the largest free one-day musical festival in London and is back for the seventh year in a row. As well as an incredible list of bands playing, there is also a comedy programme.
To help audiences get to their venue of choice quickly and efficiently, three routemaster buses will provide a shuttle service to Hanwell from Ealing Broadway Station, Brentford Station and the Forester pub in Northfields Look for the Hootie sign on the buses. This is a Free service, but it is hoped people will put a donation in the bucket on board to help fund the event. Due to the historic nature of the vehicles, they are non-wheelchair accessible. Carriage of pushchairs are at the discretion of the conductors.
The Hootie History
The First Hanwell Hootie took place on Saturday 6th April 2013. The day kicked off with the unveiling of a plaque by the art deco Hanwell clock tower to honour Jim Marshall OBE. A crowd of over six hundred people viewed the unveiling by Brian Poole of The Tremeloes. The 2013 Hootie showcased 13 bands in 3 'official' pubs, but such was the enthusiasm for more music that the 'Hootie Fringe' was introduced.
The Hootie has grown year on year with over 100+ bands in 17 venues in 2019, the 7th year. Viaduct Meadow, opposite Ealing Hospital with the iconic backdrop of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Wharncliffe Viaduct is going to be even more musically exciting this year. Highlights include Marshall Record's artists Thousand Thoughts, Key West and Bad Touch, followed by Amber Arcades, one of the most exciting indie pop breakthroughs in 2018.
Bearcat Comedy will be back on the Igloo stage from 8pm. St Melitus Church will begin with the ever popular Hanwell Ukuleles, followed by the Missing People Choir and climax with Old Dirty Brasstards!
All the venues have amazing talent so make sure to move around to experience as much as possible.
Food vans and bars will be available in Viaduct Meadow, Sandy Park and St Mark's School.
WALL OF SOUND GALLERY
As well as showcasing some of the finest up and coming bands in the UK, we at the Hanwell Hootie are passionate about supporting the amazing charities, schools, organisations and community groups that are doing great work.
This year we have created a ‘WALL OF SOUND' gallery in the Viaduct Meadow and Sandy Park!
‘Hmmm so what is that exactly?' I hear you ask. Splashed upon the inner boundary walls you will see wooden guitars decorated by non-commercial organisations with a message about the great work they do. Make sure you take the time to have a look and learn about these amazing organisations.