Box office opens
Friday, 11 June 2010
THE box office for Hebden Bridge Arts Festival opens on Saturday, June 12 at
Though postal and online booking have been available since early May, the
opening of the box office for ticket sales at The Festival Shop, Albert Street, is
always a significant milestone in the build-up to the Festival - and some events
are already selling out fast.
This year's Festival, the 17th, runs from June 26 to July 11. Festival Co-ordinator
Rebecca Yorke said: "The box office is run entirely by volunteers and this year we
have over 30 people lined up to help with enquiries and ticket sales. The box
office is the hub of the Festival. People come in to buy tickets, view the exhibition
- this year it's by photographer Martin Parr - pick up programmes and just have a
"We know from experience that people will come in to buy tickets for a particular
event and then end up buying tickets for other events after chatting to volunteers.
However, advance online booking has been very popular and several events are
already close to selling out."
Music events feature strongly in this year's programme, particularly in the opening
weekend. On Saturday June 26 Festival-goers can jive and swing to the sounds of
the Cadillac Kings and GI Jive at Mytholmroyd Community Centre or enjoy the
spellbinding sounds of Kissmet, fusing bhangra and rock, at Hebden Bridge
The Roger Higgins Band with Gary Boyle will bring an evening of lazy swamp
blues and funky rhythms to the Trades Club on Friday July 2 while multi-award
winning acoustic guitarist Preston Reed will provide a stunning evening's
entertainment, also at the Trades Club, on Saturday July 3.
My Sweet Patootie's mix of uptown swing and rural grit has been described as
'hayseed jazz'. Terry Young on guitar and vocals and Sandra Swannell on fiddle
and vocals will be familar to Hebden Bridge audiences as part of the roots group
Tanglefoot who appeared in 2009. The duo return to the Trades Club on Sunday
Other music events include young folk duo Tom Kitching and Gren Bartley at the
Hole in t'Wall on Wednesday July 7, the acclaimed Eduardo Niebla Quartet at the
Trades Club on Thursday July 8 and superb acoustic sounds from Pete Morton,
Maggie Boyle and Chris Parkinson at the Waterside Room, Hebden Bridge Town
Hall, on Friday July 9.
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The 2010 Festival runs from June 26 to July 11. For more information visit www.hbaf.co.uk, or pick up a brochure around Hebden Bridge over the weekend.
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