Happy 2013 Everyone!

Happy new year everyone! Did Santa bring you what you were after? Have the hangovers subsided?

First-off, some dates for your diary! It’s the annual Wakefield Festival of Food Drink and Rhubarb in late February and we’re running a couple of gigs as part of the celebrations. On Friday 22nd February you can join us at Esquires Coffee House in Trinity Walk for a teatime acoustic session with Will Booth, Dyl McPrice and Lucy Perry from 4pm until 7pm. Then on Saturday 23rd February we’ve got the Rhubarb Rocks bash at The Bull & Fairhouse on George Street where we’re joined by Lorenza Woods for some noisy beery fun.

We got back off holiday to find a tsunami of bands and acts wanting to play Clarence 2013! We’ll be telling you all you need to know to apply in the next few days (local and national bands are all welcome to apply of course). By popular demand 2013 will be the first year to feature online applications (although you can still use the old postal system), and we’ve got a lot of exciting developments for the festival this year which is set for 27th-28th July 2013 at Clarence Park, Wakefield. You’ll also be able to use the online system to apply to play some of our other events too.

There’ll be a return of the podcasts in the next couple of weeks: last year we were up to a few thousand subscribers so it’s well worth joining in. If you want a song by your band or act on the podcast, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to feature you – especially if you’re from the Wakefield area. You can listen to last year’s editions by subscribing via iTunes or looking in our Podcast section.

Finally, the Bandstand Consultation is still open. Please do tell the Council how you’d like them to use the Bandstand and help shape the future of that side of the park.

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