The third annual May Day Festival of Solidarity hits Old School House, Barnsley this weekend and we have got some AMAZING music, poetry and politics for you.
The festival was the brainchild of Hurriers-frontman Tony Wright, and together we plotted and schemed an annual celebration of music, poetry and politics to commemorate International Worker’s Day.
This year we have music from Merry Hell, The Moods, TV Smith, The Wakes, Reg Meuross, Headsticks, Under A Banner, Quiet Loner, Ribbon Road, Chuck SJ Hay, Paul Carbuncle, Jess Silk, Rebekah Findlay, a special acoustic set from The Hurriers, and yours truly. We also have poetry from Kev Titterton, Matt McAteer, Laura Taylor and Poetry On The Picket Line; plus a special set from Ian Saville The Marxist Magician.
On top of that there’s speeches from Barnsley Trades Council, RMT, BFAWU, NEU, Save Our Headgears, UCU, Val Colvin for We Shall Overcome, and we’re delighted to have representatives from the FCC Strike picket updating us on their campaign.
All in all this is an absolute belter of a weekend and all we need now is YOU!
Entry is £15 for a day or £20 for the whole weekend. And YES there will be room for everyone so get yourselves down there for 2.30pm Saturday.
See you there x