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Clarence 2017 Lineup Announced

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We are very pleased to announce the lineup for Clarence Park Music Festival 2017!  There are some great acts here and we can’t wait to share more info and music with you before the festival itself.

In the meantime, please share the poster with your friends – check out more details on Facebook and Twitter.  If you would like to put up posters around your local area, please let us know, or download the poster from here.

Sponsorship places are still available – contact us for more details.

And we can’t wait to see you on the hill!

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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.

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.

Clarence 2012 – A Big Thankyou!

The stages are once again quiet, the beer tent has been packed away, the litter has been cleared and all the barriers are gone – yes folks, we’re done and dusted with Clarence 2012! It rained a bit, it was sunny, someone tried to roll down the hill and Rat was selling sticks – that makes it a proper Clarence in our books.

Thanks to all the bands who played with great gusto – Red Riding Quartet, Blind Dead McJones Band, The Jar Family, Scott Anthony Wainwright, Hamerex, By Polaroid, The Brompton Mix, More Than You’ll Ever Know, Freedom Of The City, The Incredible Magpie Band, Jery At Controls, MBT, Pegging Leaves, Mummy Short Arms, Boomin, Benjamin Bloom, The Soul Circle Gang, and Benson.

Thanks to you the audience who braved rain, wind, sun, and everything else to sit on the hill and listen to some cracking tunes. Thanks for behaving ;)

Thanks to the volunteers who tidied, cleared, produced, engineered, photographed, promoted, patrolled, sold stuff, walked, dispensed info, swept, carried, printed, lifted, wrote, typeset, rescued, poked, prodded, drove, ran, cleaned, lit, videoed, and tons more. People such as Kate, Rachel, Becky, Ben, Ellie, Tom, Nicky, Matty, JJ, James, Mick, Anthony, Joel, Andy, Lisa, Ed, Sophie, Jack, Jo-Ann, and tons more (many of whom are in the photo on the right, kindly taken by Sally Tucker). Thanks to Morsey for finding us drum kits at short notice, MBT for lending Mummy Short Arms their backline, Jodie for writing the intro to the programme. Ta to Martin at YOT and Yubi at Next Generation for their continued support.

Thanks to our sponsors this year who made sure we had enough dosh to do it, whether they gave us cash or donated services in-kind, companies you should support because they’re lovely – Wakefield College, Wakefield District Council, Ackworth Autoserv, Ossett Brewery, Rustico, BeClear/PCT, Wakefield Community Foundation, Rocket Express, Key Security, Sayers Solutions, StagePro, Wrenthorpe Consulting, Thornes Bon Bon, Leeds List, The All-New Duke Of York Pub Agbrigg, Trad Music, 106.8 Ridings FM, BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, Cheese Factory, and Biziprint up Westgate who sorted us flyers and printing at very short notice. Splendid work from all the vendors who fed, watered and clothed people, and got the kids hopped up on sweets.

Finally, thanks (as usual) to everyone we’ve forgotten because there were a lot of people who helped this year, everyone from the random guy who helped fill bin bags at the end, to the bars and pubs who took our flyers when the street team were out on Thursday and Friday, and the kindhearted souls who handed in lost property. Kudos to the folks who brought their sofa and beanbags and put them on the hill – we love you all; the guy who decided to change his pants on the tarmac – less so ;)

There’ll be a full write-up soon and podcast #6 will feature soundbites from performers and crew around the festival, presumably when we’ve calmed down a bit, but in the meantime our Flickr group has photos appearing from the festival taken by Collective members, but you can of course add your own – go see!

And now, a cup of tea. Phew! Thanks and thanks again :)