Jellyhead Originally formed in 1995 after a chance meeting in a Grimsby pub. They gained much acclaim supporting many touring acts of the time, eventually going there separate ways before the turn of the century. Roll on the time machine twenty years and a chance emergence of an old track on iPod shuffle, it became apparent that the songs of yesteryear where as relevant today as they where back then. Reformed and renewed, they are back to play their genre crossing tunes, from dark rock songs to soaring pop anthems, jingly jangly guitar skits to meaningful power ballads. At

By |2018-06-04T23:05:30+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|0 Comments

Tales from the Heartwood – Story Telling

This was a lovely family favourite last year. Come and shelter from the elements and snuggle up in our beautiful cushioned and carpeted tent, and be transported to wild and enchanted places with Tales From The Heartwood, whilst we weave weird and magical stories from far away across the world, assisted by our strange and captivating puppets. Fabulous storytelling for children and adults of all ages.

By |2018-05-23T19:21:47+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Children, Festival 8 2018, Spoken Word, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rainbow Tree Workshops

This year we have added extra children's workshops as we had so many families attending last year.  This is a new one with a lovely eco twist! Come and join Rainbow Tree Workshops where self-expression is discovered through the arts and friendships blossom whilst being creative with others.   Conversations and chatting is natural as everyone has something already in common... Creativity. But most of all the main element of the workshops is for the air to be filled with; laughter, smiles, happiness and also FUN!!!! Eco Bag Workshop  A great introduction to up-cycling, come and create a fun funky festival bag by upcycling unwanted t-shirts and garments into re-useable bags and back packs. This workshop is a no-waste activity and ensures that all off-cuts and scraps are reused in Hoop Weaving Workshop. Nothing ends up in landfill!! This workshop uses simple cutting and knotting technique, suitable for 5+ but under 8’s must have parental guidance. Eco Capes Workshop Come and create up-cycled capes out of unwanted

By |2018-05-23T18:59:48+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Arts, Children, Festival 8 2018, Festival Activities, workshop|0 Comments

Tenfoot Ukes

Rock, Pop & Soul with a twist! Tenfoot Ukes bring a different flavour to our four stringed friend.  Instead of the usual Formby, you’re more likely to find them playing arrangements of The Flaming Lips, MGMT, The Waterboys, Supergrass, The Stranglers, and many more. “Thankyou for helping make last night’s UkeOff so good. It was fantastic to have you there last night.” “Thought you were brilliant last night, hope to see you play again soon” “Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy it, audience and artists alike, hope we see you again in Goole sometime” “A fine body of people” – Mark

By |2018-05-23T19:39:44+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2016, Music, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Good Earth Collective

Dusted with Folk, country, skiffle and rock the Songs of Steve Ansell (star|man|crow, Steve Ansell & the Truth) sound like nobody else. Life, love and lego are covered in songs that legendary promoter John F Keenan described as quirky, catchy and peculiarly English. Steve describes it as ‘Anglicana’ whatever you call it ‘Good Earth Collective’s’ rich harmonies, big melodies and warm humour seem to have made them friends wherever they play. Good Earth Collective were formed in March 2016 by writer and director Steve Ansell and have been steadily building a loyal following ever since. The band have performed

By |2018-05-23T18:05:00+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|0 Comments


We are delighted once again that the driveway will be decorated by a number of fantastical flags from  Hull Carnival Arts. They say first impressions matter and this attention to detail really help sets the tone of the festival. Festival 8 celebr8, cr8, partip8, Hull Carnival Arts is an activity strand of Apus Productions Ltd. Hull Carnival Arts Apus Productions Ltd

By |2018-05-15T23:34:33+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Festival 8 2018, News|0 Comments

DJ Matt Catt

Saturday Nights silent disco sees the return of a Festival8 regular DJ mattcatt who brings with him a hearty selection of party tunes and eclectic rhythms. Mattcatt is more than just your standard DJ, he’s been playing great music since 1985; and from humble beginnings at the school disco, has played countless events from house parties though bars, clubs and one off events to mega festivals. After a few years timeout to raise his kids, he is looking forward to getting his groove on for you once more at festival 8. Mixing the familiar with the unexpected. His ‘Global'

By |2018-05-15T17:49:18+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|0 Comments

Sheffield Samba Band

Back for the third year running, we are pleased to announce that the Sheffield Samba Band will be performing for us at this year's Festival 8! Sheffield Samba Band have been going since the early 2000s, bringing the sounds of samba drumming and rhythms to local communities. They’ve grown and evolved over the years but their agenda has always been big beats, big smiles, big energy…. And lots of pink! From their unmissable presence at local lantern processions, outdoor dance events, festivals and carnivals (of course!) to owning the stage in pubs and clubs, Sheffield Samba Band have been

By |2018-05-04T00:40:53+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|0 Comments
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