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Hanwell Hootie: Free music festival returns for fifth year 'bigger and better than ever'

Hanwell will play host to more than 85 bands across 14 venues, including the all-new 2,000 capacity Viaduct Meadow Stage

The annual Hanwell Hootie celebrates the life of Jim Marshall OBE(Image: Hanwell Hootie)

London’s biggest free music festival, the Hanwell Hootie, is back for a fifth year.

On Saturday (May 6), Hanwell will play host to over 85 bands across 14 venues, including the all-new 2,000 capacity Viaduct Meadow Stage.

The annual Hanwell Hootie celebrates the life of Jim Marshall OBE, whose company created the famous Marshall amp in 1962.

The festival boasts mix of up-and-coming and established bands serving up a wide range of genres from gospel to grunge to funk to folk.

Jon Ellery, managing director at Hanwell Hootie's sponsors Marshall, said: "Our philosophy with the festival is about celebrating our roots, bringing fantastic live music to Hanwell and putting the area back on the music map.”

The Hanwell Hootie is a family-friendly event with children dancing to local bands

Highlights of the 2017 festival include RSVP Bhangra headlining the Viaduct Meadowstage.

Performing on the Sandy Park Stage is the soulful Du Bellows, who Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page recently described as said “one of the most interesting and musically adept bands I have seen recently”

Hanwell Hootie venues

The Brogue – 7 Boston Manor Road, W7 2DG

Busking Bus – Viaduct Pub Carpark

Dodo Micropub – 52 Boston Road, W7 3TR

The Forester – 2 Leighton Road, W13 9EP

The Grosvenor – 127 Oaklands Road, W7 2DT

Inn on the Green – 13 Lower Boston Road, W7 3TX

Prince of Wales – 62 Boston Road, W7 3TR

Sandy Park Stage – King Geaorge’s Field, W7 3TX

St Mark’s School – Lower Boston Road, W7 2NR

St Mellitus Church – Uxbridge Road, W7 3BA

Viaduct Meadow – Opposite Ealing Hospital, UB1 3ET

Viaduct Pub – 221 Uxbridge Road, W7 3TD

Village Inn – 66 Boston Road, W7 3TR

W7 Emporium – 60 Boston Road, W7 3TR

The festival kicks-off at 3.00pm.

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