May Day Festival of Solidarity


Delighted to announce I’ll be helping organise the inaugural MAY DAY FESTIVAL OF SOLIDARITY which will take place on 1st May 2016. The brainchild of Hurriers-front man and  We Shall Overcome co-conspirator Tony Wright, the festival is a bringing together of musicians and poets, unions and campaigning groups to celebrate INTERNATIONAL WORKER’S DAY. It will take place between 12 and 10pm at Barnsley Rock and Blues Venue, S75 2BA.

Tony has been desperate to start a UK-based celebration of this landmark day for a long time, and I am delighted he approached me to help. Things are taking shape very quickly and you can keep up with happenings on our website at:

We are also on Facebook at:

and Twitter:


The bill is IMMENSE with Grace Petrie, The Hurriers, The Wakes, Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers, Alun Parry, Steve White & The Protest Family, Sheffield Socialist Choir, Serious Sam Barrett, Headsticks, Quiet Loner, The Black Lamps and me too, all confirmed and some very exciting additions in the pipeline.

There will be speeches too from UCATT, UNISON, ASLEF, NUM, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, Hatfield Main Heritage Association and DJ Sets from Barnsley Sime and Mark Martin.

Tickets are a measly £10 and available from:

Make a date in your diaries. MAY 1ST.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s