Walsall Woodstock – the hotly anticipated music festival taking place this weekend at Walsall Wood Football Club (Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May 2015) – has had a bit of a rethink, and the good news is it’s now free entry both days (though charitable donations in lieu of entry are welcomed).
The popular local festival will still have the excellent Hobgoblin bar, bouncy castle for the kids, food stalls, a wonderful community atmosphere and loads of great bands and music.
Formerly, the event has been held at the Horse and Jockey pub, but this year it’s expanded to the larger grounds of Walsall Wood Football Club, and looks set to be bigger and better than ever before.
Ken Bakewell, Walsall Woodstock organiser, sent the following message:
Ok guys, Ken here!
As you all know Walsall woodstock has moved venues this year to Walsall Wood Football club, a new perminant home. Why? Well it belongs in Walsall Wood and that is where it will stay…
It is meant for local people and local charities including the football club (which is a charity run club) – unfortunately the main stage area could not be completed on time for this year’s festival.
The situation is not the fault of anyone involved.
This has left us in a difficult position as you can understand. It has hit us all hard… But the show must go on, even if on a smaller basis.
After all its for the people – so as of now Walsall Woodstock will be as follows:
16 Bands over two days.
Childrens charites arranged through Football Club!
And all this for FREE entry – but you can donate to charity if you wish – the way it should be. First band plays at 1pm Sunday!
This being said I thank the guys from the production company for all of their hard work and wish them well for the future.
Thank you all for your support
For up to date info, please keep an eye on the Walsall Woodstock Facebook page.