Tickets will be available from the venues on the day. Just ask for Noah or Sam.
‘Onwards’ is a multi-venue music festival showcasing the unique ‘sites’ and sounds Huddersfield has to offer! Likened to a pub-crawl with music; ‘Onwards’ guides the participants on a journey of musical encounters. Utilising some of Huddersfield’s best venues and pubs. Onwards provides a much-needed opportunity to celebrate its diverse range of community and bubbling local talent.
Now in its 3rd year, Onwards 2018 is set to be the most ambitious yet. Still with a heavy emphasis on promoting and supporting local talent, this year’s line-up also includes some bands from futher afield as well. As far away as sunny Leeds and tropical Bradford!
Day tickets (wristbands) are available now priced £15, which includes entry to all events.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 2018 - Artist line up and Venues:
13:00 – Onwards welcome!
14:00 –Louis Louis Louis
A fun start at one of Huddersfield's most popular independent bars with classic jump blues, rock steady and ska. Horns, vocal harmonies and great grooves.
The Corner (Wristband required for entry)
15:30 – Dan Walters
16:00 - Don Gonzo
Continuing the theme at a popular brewery tap in the centre of Huddersfield. Prepare to be blown away by the soaring vocals and heart-felt songs of Dan Walters and then moved by the funky, jagged rhythms and the rocky explorations of Don Gonzo.
Cafe Ollo - Media Centre (Wristband required for entry)
17:00 - Mamilah
Northern Quarter (Wristband required for entry)
19:30 - Happy Daggers
20:30 - Easy Stride Band
Absorb some serious groove at this bouncing new music club in the very heart of Huddersfield town. Both Easy Stride Band and Happy Daggers are extremely funky indie bands with strong links to the Huddersfield music scene. Expect moments of funk, reggae, dub and disco.
Small Seeds (Wristband required for entry)
22:00 - Pepeerjam
23:30 - Chicken Scratch
The theme continues at this indoor woodland music venue on the outskirts of town. Mamilah smash tight grooves, massive horn parts and a female lead vocal that will bring you back to the days of soul and rnb. Chicken Scratch have played every Onwards Festival so far and we hope to have them in many more - local DJs playing deep treasures from underground dance worlds; reggae, dub, funk, soul, rnb, groove, world etc.