Something to Smile About: Performing Arts Festival 2016


  • 12-10-2020 to 30-11--0001
  • 12:00 - 12:00
  • £0 - £40
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2016 finds us at the new venue, Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre (Also Known as Hatfield Marina and Hatfield Water Park). The venue is ideally situated just off of the M180, it is close to local amenities, is perfect for disabled visitors and families and has a host of onsite activities and facilities.

Being a campsite all year round, there is on site, a large toilet and shower block and water access points across the site.
Also on site are, a selection of climbing walls, an aerial assault course, a smaller assault course at ground level and also a children's park. The water itself will be closed off throughout the weekend for safety reasons.

Car Parking will be situated in a field next to the park, so only a short walk with your gear to get pitched up.

The car park and camping will be open from 12pm on Friday the 3rd June, with the main arena opening at 3pm, music starting from 5pm.

Our new 'Twin Stage' shall have 30 bands playing across the weekend and a small intimate 'Hidden Stage' will be host to some solo acts, as well as open mic/busking times.

2016 will also see more workshops and hands on activities for all ages, plus street performers for added entertainment.

For a full line up, please visit our website or find us on facebook to be kept up to date.

The chosen charities for 2016 will be:

Yorkshire Cancer Research - "We are Yorkshire’s cancer charity, helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer."

Cash for Kids - Cash for Kids responds to the needs of children in our communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential.

Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund - A charity fund that is close to all of our hearts, distributing funds to amazing causes and groups in the UK, who help our armed forces servicemen and women with returning from service.

Profits from ticket sales as well as donations from stalls and bars, will all be split between these 3 charities.

Adult Weekend: GBP 40
Junior Weekend: GBP 28
Under 5's: GBP 0

Ferocious Dog, Ben Ottewell, Wille & The Bandits, Nucleus Roots, The Majestic, Echo Town, 3 Daft Monkeys, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, The Leylines, Gaz Brookfield, Parson's Lot, Dirty Vertabrae, Counting Coins, Smoking Beagles, Black Thorn, Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Folk The System, Doozer McDooze, Son Primo, Taxi for Bob, Pocketful O'Nowt, Brad Dear, Jam Abraham, Star Botherers, Ghosts of Men, The Sweetchunks Band, 94 Gunships, Something Nasty in the Woodshed, Bo Weavil, Maelor Hughes, Tich Vango, Brian Stone, Morris & Watson, Paige Seabridge, Sam Jones, Rum Direction, Darren Eastell & The Freaky Fingers, Murder at the Seaside, The Toy Trains, Charlotte & The Brewers, The Mutton Hawks