Marsden Jazz Festival takes place at various venues in Marsden in West Yorkshire from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October 2016.
Over 130 hours of live music is taking place in the Pennine village this weekend at 26 venues, including over 70 free events.
Friday: Digby Fairweather & Paul Jones: Rocking in Rhythm, Ben Crosland Quartet: Tribute to Jaco Pastorius, The Swing Commanders
Saturday: Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen, Dave Kane, Nérija, Anton Hunter Trio, Eskelin Bourne & Sharkey, Jazz Jamaica, Abstract Orchestra.
Sunday: Trifolia, The Impossible Gentlemen.
Ticket prices vary dependant on event.
Marsden’s high street will close to traffic during this weekend’s jazz festival to allow performances to take place on three outdoor stages.
The festival organisers have got permission to close a stretch of Peel Street between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, allowing the return of a stage outside the 19th century Mechanics Hall for the first time since 2012.
Parts of Weirside and Market Place will also be closed on Saturday and Sunday so that audiences can safely watch performances in the Marquee on the Bridge.
And the historic bandstand in Marsden Park is set to become the youth stage for this year’s festival, with teenage musicians from across Yorkshire performing over ten hours of live music at the venue.
The park will also be home to an artisan market for the first time this year, with over 20 stalls selling goods ranging from cupcakes and cheese to coffee and clothes.
Most of the headline gigs will once again be taking place at the 19th century Mechanics Hall, other venues include three outdoor stages – the Marquee on the Bridge, the Marquee outside the Mechanics and the Bandstand in the Park, 13 pubs, clubs and bars, two cafes and one former cowshed.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
There will be more information here when available.
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