The Hanwell Hootie was launched on 6 April 2013 as a free event in four pubs to commemorate the unveiling that day of a black plaque to mark the birthplace of Marshall Amplification at 76 Uxbridge Road.
Since then the event has grown to become London’s biggest free one-day music event.
In 2018 the Hootie featured no fewer than 90 acts playing original compositions in 15 venues. The seventh, 2019 edition of the Hootie is expected to be even bigger.
Continuing its decades-long legacy as one of the UK’s most iconic local festivals, Ealing Blues Festival 2019 takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.
Founded in 1987, the festival has become one of the biggest blues festivals in the UK, with acts performing across three stages in Ealing’s beautiful Walpole Park to an attendance of some 6,000 people.