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It is with great sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of the Hootie on 9th May 2020.  In these difficult times for us all and in light of government directives on Covid-19 in the past week, this is unfortunately inevitable.

Rest assured, we won’t be beaten and we will be back! We are looking at really pushing our social platforms with live streaming performances from the incredible bands that were due to play in May…you can still be blown away during these times of social distancing and self-isolation.

In the meantime we thank everyone in the Hootie volunteer team who have worked so hard to get this year’s event “90% ready” and our sponsors and donators who have generously helped to keep this amazing festival completely free.

There are also plans hatching to run a version of the Hanwell Hootie in October, which we hope could be a great show of community togetherness in West London. Something for us all to look forward to, we hope you would agree.

We wish you and your loved ones the best of health over the coming months and let’s speak again soon.

The Hootie Team

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The Hootie is run entirely by volunteers, is non profit and funded by the goodwill of sponsors like Marshall and donations from people like your good selves.  The costs of running such a huge event are high, that’s why we ask for donations to keep it all for free for the 30,000 people who attend each year!  We pay a good fee to all bands that play which is a rarity on the London circuit!  If you can spare the price of a beer or a burger to help keep our amazing Hootie free, please text with the details shown here or on our Donate page.


Battle of the Bands Final

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Congrats to Queensway Band winner of the Battle of the Bands on Friday – see you at the kick off on the main stage at the Hootie on 11th May.

Big love and thanks to so many who made this amazing event happen. The Judges, Kev @ The Basement Door Charity, Philip @ Ambersphere Lighting, St Mellitus Church, our AMAZING volunteer crew. Steve Tannett, Head of Label at Marshall Records for taking time to come and support us and our Marshall family for their generous gifts and experiences for the bands.

The whole event captured through the creative eyes of Paul James.   Battle of the Bands photos – PaulRichardJames photograhy

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#originalmusic #hanwellhootie2019

Busking Bus

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Hey all you budding musicians, we are now accepting submissions for the legendary Hanwell Hootie Busking Bus!   Please apply to: busking@hanwellhootie.co.uk

Be quick, as slots will fill up fast.