Representatives from Wakefield Music Collective and Street Scene Engagement Officer Gary Sherrington have recently been working on a funding bid to improve Clarence Park Bandstand. Gary is pleased to inform us that More »


Brass Band Sundays

We are pleased to bring the popular brass band concerts to Clarence Park Bandstand throughout the year, featuring the region’s best brass bands in a 2-hour concert on occasional Sunday afternoons.   More »


Want To Play Clarence?

Wakefield Music Collective are pleased to announce the 24th Clarence Park Festival, the longest running FREE Music Festival in Yorkshire and here’s how your band could be selected to play! This year More »

Collective Volunteers

Get Involved

A community group isn’t a community group without a community who support it! We’re always in need of new members who want to get involved on all levels including: Folks who can More »

PURE Music AT The Hop, Wakefield


We are pleased to announce the first four acts in our PURE series for 2015.  Starting on Thursday 29th January with David Hick, Mike Shaw & Friends on 5th February, Now, Nows on 12th Feb and Jilly Riley on 19th February.

Come join us at The Hop, Wakefield for good beer, great music and a nice chilled atmosphere – the perfect way to ease into the weekend.

Music starts at 9pm in the downstairs bar.  Free entry, and fabulous music guaranteed!

Clarence 2015 Starts Here!

We are overjoyed to be able to say that our application process for Clarence 2015 is now open!

The Clarence Park Music Festival is Yorkshire’s longest running free music festival, which has thousands of visitors enjoying music over a (hopefully sunny) weekend in July.

On 25th and 26th July, 2015 we will be listening to a large number of bands, of a wide variety of styles and genres.  We try to use a mix of new and local bands, and it’s always great to have new music.  Wakefield has a strong and vibrant music scene, with a number of live music venues constantly on the lookout for new bands.  Playing at Clarence is not only a chance to play a festival, but is also an introduction to the promoters and venue owners in the area.

We have hundreds of applications every year, and there are one or two things that you can do to make yours stand out:

  1. have plenty of video – it’s always great to see live performances.
  2. try and have a couple of contrasting tracks in your application.
  3. a good website or facebook page helps, with plenty of information about the band.
  4. make sure that the contact details you use are actually going to work – there’s nothing worse for us than seeing a band that we would love to play the festival, but then can’t get hold of.

Our band lineup will be decided in April next year, so you’ve got until then to get your applications in – our band application site is here, so please apply and we look forward to seeing you soon:

Click Here To Apply!


KT’s Wakefield City Rhythm And Blues Festival 2014

The Wakefield City Rhythm And Blues Festival 2014 lineup is confirmed, and we are delighted to be able to list it here for you now:

Thursday 6th November: Angelo Palladino, Eye Wood, Wood Street, 8.30pm – FREE

Friday 7 November: SLACK ALICE featuring Cliff Stocker plus support from Welsh T Band & Bonnie Mac Band, Unity Works, Smyth Street, 7pm doors open – £7 adv ticket

Sat 8th Nov : David Hick, Charlie Padfield and The Now Nows , The Orangery, Back Lane,  3 – 6:30pm – FREE

Sat 8th Nov: Turrentine Jones, Fernandes Brewery Tap, Avieson Yard,  9.15 pm  – FREE

Sun 9th Nov: Harmonica and Guitar demonstration featuring Mick Shaw, Trad Music, Lower Warrengate, 2-4pm – FREE

Sun 9th Nov: The Roosters, Fernandes Brewery Tap, Avieson Yard, 4 – 6.30 pm – FREE

Sun 9Th Nov: Poorboy, The Hop, Bank Street, 7pm – late – FREE

Tickets for Slack Alice can be bought from Fernandes Brewery Tap, Wakefield Tourist Information Centre, or Trad Music.  They can also be bought online at: http://www.unityworks.co.uk/event/kts-wakefield-city-rhythm-blues-festival/

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

KT's Wakefield City Rhythm & Blues Festival 2014

KT’s Wakefield City Rhythm & Blues Festival 2014


Clarence Park Festival

Clarence 2014 Poster

Not long to go now folks, and the list of bands is now here.  There are some amazing acts that are going to sound fantastic up on Clarence Park hill, so fetch your picnic blankets and rock up to enjoy Yorkshire’s longest running free music festival.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Clarence Applications are now closed.

Thank you for all your applications to play our main event this summer. We’re off to stock up on coffee, and get down to listening to all your submissions. If you’ve been successful we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we possibly can, if you haven’t (because of the large amount of applications) we won’t be, sorry.

Once again, thank you all for your registering an interest in playing this year, we’ll get through all your applications as soon as we can, and let the successful applicants now as soon as we can. :) x

Want To Play Clarence 2014?

It’s that time of year again – applications are open for your band to play Clarence Park Festival 2014!

Last year was huge – about 7,500 people we reckon – and there’s at least 20 slots open for acts who want to tell us how damn good they are. We’re up for pretty much anything from good hard rock right down to acoustic speedcore [what the hell is that? – Ed]

It’s easy to get in the queue. Simply visit our application page and walk through the details. You’ll be asked to upload a couple of MP3s and point us at a video and stuff, and we promise to review them all. There’s even some handy tips on what we look for.

Applications are open right up until the end of March, so get yourselves in there.

Blues Festival – Acts Confirmed

PosterWe’ve finalised the line-up for this years Blues Festival. We hope you’ll be able to join us :) See below for the details:


Thursday 7th November

7pm – Warehouse 23



Tickets £15 advance, £17 on the door.


Friday 8th November

7pm – Fernandes Brewery Tap, off Kirkgate.

SHAWN JONES – American Country Blues guitarist 

free entry


Saturday 9th November

2pm to 7pm – The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield





free entry


8pm – The Graziers, George Street, Wakefield



free entry


Sunday 10th November

2pm to 4pm – Trad Music, Lower Kirkgate

CHRIS HANKS (guitar demo)

free entry


4pm to 9.30pm – The Bull and Fairhouse, George Street





free entry

(raffle and food)

KT’s Blues Festival

bluesYou’ve just had to turn the heating on so you know its getting near that time again. KT’s Blues Festival will be with us soon, the 7th of November to be precise, over 4 days featuring 12 bands in 6 venues, all of which sell beer, woohoo! :)

We are pleased to announce that old favourites Dr Feelgood will be this years headliners, and will be joined by a calvalcade of other great Blues artistes which we will announce shortly.

Keep your ears to the ground for those announcements, we’ll put them out on here, and facebook, and twitter and everywhere else we possibly can asap.

Just like cable knit sweaters, roaring fireplaces and big pots of stew (mmm :-P), early winter is Wakefield City Blues time. Embrace the icy winds, horizontal rain, and dark evenings safe in the knowledge that our fine city has oodles of brilliant blues music to warm your cockles. See you There :) x


Opening Headline
Gig on 
THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER featuring Dr.FEELGOOD (plus support)
 @ WAREHOUSE 23,  23 Smythe Street, Wakefield, WF1 1ED
Advance Tickets £15 available from WAREHOUSE 23 Box Office ( 01924 724523) or via ticket line www.ticketline.co.uk.
Also available from Wakefield outlets: Trad Music, Lower Kirkgate, Tourist Information Centre, Bullring, or Fernandese Brewery Tap, off Lower Kirkgate.
OR ring Wakefield Music Collective for further details
01924 695060/07913170445


Clarence Kicks Off!

Benjamin Bloom

Benjamin Bloom

Want some more live music? Oh go on then :)

Tonight we are proud to present our official pre-festival gig at The Hop.

As usual its totally free, and we’ve 3 bands for you to enjoy.


Belladonic Haze, a classic rock band with a mixture of songs that range from pop rock, to jangley indie, to tender ballads, right through to the downright sleazy.

Aztec Doll, drawing upon influences such as; The Cure, PJ Harvey, Siouxsie & The Banshees and many others, the band have managed to create a dark yet inviting sound.

Benjamin Bloom, what to say about a major favourite from last year? Well basically he’s ace, come and see for yourself the purveyor of peculiar pop, governor of glam rock – witness the Weird & Wonderful World of Benjamin Bloom tonight from 8pm, upstairs at The Hop.

See you there :) x

Clarence 2013 Lineup Announced

C2013-Festival-Poster-largeWe are proud to announce the Clarence Park Music Festival 2013 lineup, featuring 22 acts on the main stages and DJs on our third stage.

The festival takes place in Clarence Park, Wakefield, on 27th and 28th July 2013, with a kickoff gig and aftershow at Warehouse 23 in Wakefield.

Over 500 bands applied to play the Festival, making it our most successful application process in Clarence’s 22-year history.

The website will be updated shortly with act bios, the launch video, and more.

See you there :)