Music preview: Oakwell Music Festival, Birstall

Oakwell Music Festival
Oakwell Music Festival
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Kirklees’ biggest annual one day family music event, Oakwell Music Festival, is taking place this weekend on Sunday, July 12.

Situated in the leafy grounds of Oakwell Hall in Birstall, the event is to be headlined by chart toppers The Feeling and will feature bands such as 90s hit makers Dodgy, R&B girl band Stooshe and popular local artists Hope & Social, Rupert Stroud, The Hijacked, Apollo Junction and many many more.

The not for profit event will help local community groups in the area and is also being used to promote local talent on the music scene. Festival organiser, Paul Fisher says “The development and planning of Oakwell Festival had initially taken over two years and we’ve only got to this stage with the help of such a dedicated team and a fantastic crowd. “The festival was put together to bring great music to an area lacking in opportunities or overshadowed by it’s big brother cities and now we’ve made our mark we intend to make it bigger and better every year.”

Tickets for the festival are £25 for adult and £10 for children 11-16 with under 10s going free. Tickets are still on sale and can be ordered on the website, or bought at Dewsbury and Cleckheaton town halls or Oakwell Hall visitor centre.

If you would like to discuss volunteering at the event or want more information contact the festival team via email at or phone 07766254850.