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 Wakefield Music Collective

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Forthcoming Events

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Here's biography info for KT's Wakefield City Rhythm & Blues Festival

Fri The Polka Hop

8.45pm Hooby & The Yabbit

Yorkshire based Roots/Blues/Rock troubadours, playing classic blues rock from the likes of Canned Heat & ZZ Top infused with a classic R & B vibe. Fronted by multi instrumentalist Ian Hawkins, the band is back together to 'kick start' this year's blues festival. 


Sat Afternoon Polka Hop 

3pm: Diamond Dac Duo

Featuring Steel guitar virtuoso & banjo player Dac Darnley (played America & Europe & featured on Blues stations in 3 continents). With accomplished bass player Pete Taylor ( co presenter of Rhubarb Roots radio show) they recreate the tradional blues sound of past masters, inc. Robert Johnson, Louisiana Red & John Jackson. 


4.30pm: Mike Shaw

Veteren guitaist, singer & ace harmonica player, performing an eclectic mix of traditional, country & rocking blues favourites. Many years of solo gigs & guest appearances with rock & blues bands.


Sat Evening @ The New Union


Travelling up from Wales -

BJB is a powerhouse of Delta Blues & Roots music, featuring banjo, acoustic & slide guitar with gritty vocals. ...stomps & hollering thrown in for good measure. An, amazing one man blues experience. 


Sun @ Luis Bar- Fernandes (3 Acts)

4pm Ben 'Blue' Waters

Classic Blues from accomplished blues performer, capturing the greatness of old blues masters Howling Wolf & John Lee Hooker. Ben, is a regular feature on  the festival & blues club curcuits - slide guitar a speciality.


5.30pm Hot Foot Hall

Yorkshire based Graham Hall is  original & traditional. A one man blues machine, playing loud, hollering, foot stomping blues to get you clapping your hands & shouting for more. Played in R & B duo with Mike Shaw & lead guitarist & vocals in Rockabilly trio Hot Foot Powder.



Lemon Road Band

Blues infused rock, covering the likes of The Doors, Peter Green, Joe Walsh, Canned Heat. Experienced rock & blues musicians with a wealth of touring experience finishing off the Blues Festival in style.


***Kt's Wakefield City Rhythm & Blues Festival 2023 presented by Wakefield Music Collective.

Great music, drink & atmosphere all weekend. Hope to see you there, supporting live music!!!***


Sponsored & Supported by

Wakefield BID.

The application process for bands to play at this years Clarence Festival is now closed.  Many thanks for your interest, applications will be open for 2024 around November this year.

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We would like to thank Yorkshire Marquee Hire for sponsoring the Clarence Park Music Festival 2021 website. The trusted name for garden parties, weddings and events throughout Yorkshire with packages starting from £445 + VAT. 

For this and further details of all our services please visit our website here.

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