The 23rd annual Hook Norton charity music festival – 5th/6th July
We hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the musical fare. The acts have been selected to provide variety and quality. There are hopefully some acts which you have not seen before alongside some local favourites. The committee and our supporters invest huge amount of time and effort into putting on this charity music festival which raises money for local and national causes while providing a family friendly weekend of entertainment in the wonderful village of Hook Norton. We thank you all for your support!
The MAC Friday night session has over the years built a great reputation as a “good old party night”, where we generally feature some fabulous local cover bands and an acoustic act, we’ve done the same for this year! And for your entertainment we have two cover bands the first –The Seven O Clock Junkies play a range of indie and off the wall lighter rock covers from the 1960’s to the present day. The second are BRUISER – aptly named – they kick hard with an awesome girl singer with a huge voice, playing classic rock covers. In between we have a blues acoustic spot from a local talent on the blues scene, Greg Brice.
The MAC Saturday session has a wide variety of styles but all quality acts. The headliners are the one the most famous British R&B bands of all time, Dr Feelgood. We have some other fabulous rhythm blues acts including Sunfly and Lori Seeton and the Steelers. For folkies we have the Russian folk singer Daria Kulesh a national touring act on the British folk circuit. We have the now international touring folk sensation Folklaw along with the bold and exciting Man The Lifeboats both acts bringing a more exciting edge to folk. We have the amazing Dholshow Indian drummers combining traditional Punjabi styles alongside modern and Bhangra, promising to be both visual and interactive.
In the 1980’s a new electronic synthesiser driven music swept the music scene, acts like Ultravox, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan and many more, Synthmachine are a midlands-based act recreating the music of this era. This year we have a choir of more than 40 singers from the incredible village of Hook Norton – we are thrilled to feature a performance from the Hooky Singers. To open the day, we welcome the solo acoustic talents of Katie Wickham, a girl and a guitar. Then to finish of the night, after our incredible headliners we have Pete Watkins, local singer and guitarist (who may just have some special guests) to entertain you as you drink up before you head off home or to your tents.
2019 will again incorporate a Village Fayre and even more stalls. We invite our village organisations to get involved, you can raise funds while having a good time and make the day even more enjoyable for all. Other stall holders are invited to apply for a pitch, please complete the Vendor Application form.
Tickets can be purchased from the brewery or the Village shop in person or you can buy them online here.
From profits raised at the festival last year The Hook Norton Charitable Association donated £3200 to nominated national and local charities, Bloodwise and The Fire Fighters Charity and several local organisations; FOHNS, Playgroup, Sports and Social Club, St Peters Church, Baptist Church, HN Widows Club and the WI.
Thank you to everyone who helped make MAC 2018 a success!