The first Hanwell Hootie took place on Saturday 6th April 2013 in the west London suburb of Hanwell W7. The day kicked off with the unveiling of a plaque located by the art-deco Hanwell clock tower to honour Jim Marshall OBE, Founder and Chairman of Marshall Amplification plc and “The Father of Loud”. A crowd of over six hundred people descended under the clock tower to view the plaque unveiling by Brian Poole of The Tremeloes.
The first Hootie showcased 13 bands in 3 ‘official’ pubs. The success of the Hootie has seen year on year growth and in 2016 and 2017 it was nominated for the UK Festivals Awards in the categories of Medium Sized Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival. In 2017 over 21,000 people attended and it was the best Hootie so far. Plans are moving forward to 2018 with an even more exciting programme. Saturday 12th May – make sure it is in your diary.