Marshfest, a not for profit festival, donates all proceeds to charity partner, The Welcome Centre.

This year’s festival takes place from 7pm Friday 19th July until late and from noon till late on Saturday 20th July.  Huddersfield Ukrainian Club, Edgerton Road, Marsh have offered up their stunning grounds once again, a perfect location for 13 live bands to strut their stuff. 

Grass roots local music is at the heart of this festival, with a couple of tribute bands thrown in. 

This year’s headline acts, on the Magic Rock Brewing Stage include, The Exiled Stones and Ozzbest, whilst the Camel Club stage will see Huggy and Tribal Shoots along with many more live performances.  You can find the full line up here.

Tickets for this family focused festival, remain at just £5, and offers a huge array of entertainment for everyone. 

Every performer plays for free, in support of The Welcome Centre, with many such as Huggy, Boo Sutcliffe, Flock of 3 and The Blind Dead McJones Band returning for a second or third time.  For the full line up and to buy tickets visit

As the schools break up, this festival is an affordable way to start the summer holidays. 

Just £5 per adult per day and children under 14 go free. Or for £10 you get a t-shirt thrown in.  

As well as a wide range of live music to suit most tastes, there’ll be face painting, rides, a bouncy castle, go karts and craft activities for the kids, with lots of space for them to run around and play. Local DJ, Happy Heads will keep the music going between sets and there will be variety of stalls on site. 

Top notch food, including vegan and vegetarian options, will be provided by Dabbawala, Grandads Chippy Bus and Smokies BBQ.  Grumpy Mule will be on hand with fresh coffee, and as a festival sponsor, they are donating all their proceeds to The Welcome Centre too. Two bars will keep the drinks flowing, and hopefully the sun will shine for us.  

Nick Johnson, Marshfest organiser said 

This year we’d like to say a huge thanks to the sponsors who have helped us make this event even better. Syngenta have once again shown their dedication to community events, and Tom Moorhouse & Son Transport have loaned us a truck for our main stage. It’s the support of the community and a group of hard working volunteers that makes this event happen. Local businesses XL Print, Vibrations Studios, City Fibre and Marsh Design Ltd have really shown us how they value the work of The Welcome Centre, by backing this local festival. 

Marcus Henfrey, Marsh Blues Club Founder said 

In the last 2 years, the money we’ve raised has provided more than 11,000 meals for individuals and families who are in poverty. Without The Welcome Centre, people would be going hungry, and that’s why we partner with them. We want to do what we can, to help people in that situation. They are seeing more and more people come through their doors each year, so we want to make sure we raise as much money as possible.

Tickets are available from the following places

  • Online at Marshfest tickets
  • Keith Dawson Music (Westbourne Road, Marsh)
  • The Welcome Centre, Lord Street, Huddersfield (Monday to Friday between 10am-4pm
    • On the gate at the event– please note many of the Friday night tickets have already sold for this event, so we recommend buying them online.

Marshfest 2019, promises to be another sell out event, with music and enjoyment for the whole family. 

Emma Greenough, Fundraising Manager for The Welcome Centre said 

Marshfest has become our biggest fundraising event. Being the charity partner of Marshfest is something The Welcome Centre hugely values. Not only does the money raised make a huge difference, but it’s a chance for families to enjoy an affordable festival. We know that families are struggling locally, and the summer holidays can be extremely expensive, so this event can offer some fun for everyone at just £5.  Referrals to The Welcome Centre have gone up by 50% in the last 12 months, which gives a huge indication of how local people are struggling to make ends meet.
The Welcome Centre (Huddersfield) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1151282 and company number 8428517. We are based at 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QB. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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