The first ever May Day Festival of Solidarity took place on Sunday 1st May 2016 at Polish Club in Barnsley. Organised by Tony Wright from The Hurriers and Joe, it featured some of the finest voices in music, poetry and politics all united under one roof to celebrate International Worker’s Day.


It was a truly special day with some incredible performances from: Attila the Stockbroker, Grace Petrie, The Wakes, The Black Lamps, Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers, Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim, The Hurriers, Janine Booth, Steve White & The Protest Family, Headsticks, Alun Parry, Sheffield Socialist Choir, Quiet Loner, Ste Goodall, Serious Sam Barrett and Joe; together with speakers from ASLEF, UNISON, UCATT, NUM, BFAWU, Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign and the Labour Party.

Photographs by Ian Parker, Val Colvin, John Reed, Pete Yen and Lindsay Rutland- thanks guys.

May Day Festival of Solidarity expanded to two days in 2017 and featured incredible performances from The Men They Couldn’t Hang; Steve Mason; Ken Bonsall; Thee Faction; Robb Johnson; Efa Supertramp; Attila the Stockbroker; Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds; Calum Baird; Interrobang‽; Burning Ferns; Blyth Power; Chris T-T; Lilith Ai; April Lodge, Del Scott Miller and Jethro Platts; A Firm Of Poets; The Hurriers; Lily Gaskell; Backyard Burners; Dave Burland; Grigio; Uncle Paf and Left Ahead.

Planning is already underway for 2018 and we promise a CRACKER!