Poster for the seventh annnual Hanwell Hootie takes place on Saturday 11 May 2017.

Meet the Ealing Club CIC at the Hanwell Hootie

London’s largest free one-day music festival is happening on Saturday (11 May) with over 100 bands playing at the 17 venues of the seventh annual Hanwell Hootie.

Not only are some of our favourite blues and Ealing Eclectic players appearing – Robert Hokum, Karena K, Terry Marshall, Phil Odgers  – but we’ll be there too.

Come and talk to volunteers from the Ealing Club Community Interest Company at the Viaduct, 221 Uxbridge Road from 4pm

One of the Hootie’s main venues, the Viaduct has a long musical history: R&B pioneer Cyril Davies played in the pub’s large upstairs function room and the Bee Gees and Cream were among the many 60s bands who rehearsed there.

The first Hanwell Hootie took place on 6 April 2013 as a free event in four pubs to commemorate the unveiling that day of a black plaque at 147-149 Uxbridge Road, London W7 3ST to mark the birthplace of Marshall Amplification at 76 Uxbridge Road.

Since then the Hootie has played a major role in the regeneration of Hanwell – showing how music heritage can help reinvigorate the present and the future.

Programme booklets are available now at Boston Manor underground station and the 17 venues.

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