Song 07 festival
|Country and Region||United Kingdom — England|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Honley, Yorkshire, England UK|
|Festival Contact Information|
This festival is no longer running. Song07 was a singer/songwriter festival for an audience of 10,000, which took place in the Pennine Hills near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The festival was aimed at those aged 25 to 55, couples and families, who wanted to see some of the finest singer/songwriting musicians at a safe people-friendly festival.
‘The Song Club’ was started in Leicester in 2005 by Gaz Birtles, a well known local musician and celebrity (Swinging Laurels, The Beautiful South) and instantly became a local success. From here the idea of a festival emerged… ‘The Song Festival’ is being organised by experienced music industry professional Simon Foster, and David Stead, the drummer from The Beautiful South, both of whom have spent their entire lives working in the music industry and had always wanted to bring something to West Yorkshire. David was born in Huddersfield and Simon currently lives there. Three stages of music, camping, children's fun events, real ales, good food and sunshine (hopefully). All set in the beautiful West Yorkshire hills above Huddersfield.
|Festival Dates||July 28 - 29, 2007|
Song07 recreates the feel of the Cambridge Folk Festival, but with a more contemporary feel. The organisers have said they ‘are aiming to make it something like the Cambridge Folk Festival—more of a grassroots-level event than an indie rock festival’.
Articles and Reviews:
- Top names lined up for music festival, By Shemina Davis
(Yorkshire Post, March 30, 2007)