The Hanwell Hootie is back for another year of guaranteed entertainment, inviting party revellers from both the local area and further afield. That’s the kind of drawing power commanded by what’s officially London’s biggest free music festival.
The event itself only runs for the duration of Saturday 12th though will take place across 15 venues, showcasing a total of 90 bands. That number is even more impressive when the consider that the event featured 13 acts in its inaugural year in 2013.
We at Exposure Box are particularly excited for the comedy routines that are set to begin at 7.30pm and run until 10.45pm. These will take place at the Viaduct Meadow’s ‘Igloo Stage’.
Remember you can always catch the free shuttle buses that will be transporting people to and from the venue, with links to Ealing Broadway, Northfield and Brentford. These will run between 3.45pm and 10.30pm – so don’t miss the last bus if you’ve no other means of travel!
The idea behind the Hanwell Hootie is rooted in the commemoration of the late Jim Marshall, the creator of the eponymous and globally recognised Marshall music amplifiers. Born in Acton, he later resided in Hanwell – where he owned a music store, catering to the likes of Ritchie Blackmore, Big Jim Sullivan and Pete Townshend.