We’re delighted to welcome Honeyfeet to our brand new stage at The Vale as part of our official opening weekender. And what a band to headline our Saturday night slot.
“A righteous blast of working class energy” — ClashMusic.com
Someone once called it Folk-Hop and Barrelhouse-pop, and that’s just vague enough to make sense. Honeyfeet have spent the past 9 years tearing around festival stages and theatres, clubs and fields melting down blues and pop, jazz and disco, pushing air molecules around with instruments and making friends in the process. It’s all very lovely. It helps that they are fronted by Ríoghnach Connolly “a remarkable singer and flautist who…can ease from Irish traditional influences to soul” (The Guardian).
This festival season has seen Honeyfeet perform main stages at Shambala, Beautiful Days, and Belgium’s Copacobana Festival, along with wowing audiences at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling and Bimble Bandada.
Honeyfeet’s new album, Orange Whip, came out on Wah Wah 45s in March 2018. It was BBC 6 Music’s Album of the Day in April 2018. The band have also recently performed a live session for Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Show on 6 Music.
“I’m in love with Honeyfeet” — Benjamin Zephaniah
The event will be hosted in our brand new live performance venue and rehearsal space, part of the Northern Carnival Centre of Excellence, opening in autumn 2021. Featuring a custom designed, flexible PA system, an environmentally conscious stage lighting system, a fully stocked bar and plenty of Carnival colour, the space is accessible and perfect for live performances of all kinds. We can’t wait to welcome you!