Huddersfield's biggest charity music festival got off to a cracking start  with a Rolling Stones tribute band getting everyone dancing into the early hours.

The Exiled Stones proved a popular act at the Ukrainian Club as the fourth Marshfest hit its stride with hundreds of revellers flocking to Edgerton.

With hits such as Honky Tonk Women and Brown Sugar The Exiled Stones cover band from West Yorkshire caught the mood perfectly for those who were there from its start and those who came to it late after the pub.

The fun continued on the Saturday with The Last Bastions, Boo Sutcliffe, The Rusty Nails Blues Band, Highway 62 and always popular The Killermeters.

But it wasn't just music fans who came to enjoy a lazy summer's afternoon entertainment in the late afternoon sunshine.

There were plenty of attractions at the two-day festival for all the family with go-karts, roundabouts, bouncy castle, face painting, folk dancing demonstrations as well as a range of craft stalls.

And for those who just wanted to relax and soak up the atmosphere in the club's glorious gardens they were able to do that too.


The event, now in its fourth year was run by Marsh Blues Club  in association with the Huddersfield Welcome Centre which raised £6,400 in total. All proceeds have been donated once again to the food bank. 

The Centre provide a range of supportive services including a food bank, bedding, clothing and advice to individuals and families in the area suffering with poverty and in financial crisis.

Mike Scott, 39, from Oakes, said: 

I've really enjoyed coming today and last night was good fun too and it's good to know the £5 entrance fee is going to the best of causes.
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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