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!
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:
- have plenty of video – it’s always great to see live performances.
- try and have a couple of contrasting tracks in your application.
- a good website or facebook page helps, with plenty of information about the band.
- 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:
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!
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!
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
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.
Thursday 7th November
7pm – Warehouse 23
AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB
Tickets £15 advance, £17 on the door.
Friday 8th November
7pm – Fernandes Brewery Tap, off Kirkgate.
SHAWN JONES – American Country Blues guitarist
Saturday 9th November
2pm to 7pm – The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield
THOMAS WILBY GANG
RYAN MITCHELL SMITH
RYAN & JIM
8pm – The Graziers, George Street, Wakefield
Sunday 10th November
2pm to 4pm – Trad Music, Lower Kirkgate
CHRIS HANKS (guitar demo)
4pm to 9.30pm – The Bull and Fairhouse, George Street
OLD CITY BLUES BAND
BOOM ROOM BLUES BAND
(raffle and food)
You’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
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
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