Clarence Park Festival

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Clarence Park Festival
Clarence Park Music Festival 2005 main stages.
GenreAlternative music, rock
Dates26 & 27 July 2014
Location(s)Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Years active23
Founded byWakefield Music Collective

Clarence Park Festival is the longest running free music festival in Yorkshire, England. Known initially as Clarence Rocks Off[1] it has been held annually at the bandstand in Clarence Park, Wakefield since 1991.[1]

It is the flagship event for Wakefield Music Collective, a non-profit community group with open membership. Estimated attendance of the festival ranges between 2,000 and 8,000 depending on weather, and it is funded largely through grants, corporate sponsorship and other fundraising events throughout the year.

The 23rd Festival is taking place on the weekend of 26 and 27 July 2014. During the two days the Festival will showcase a host of bands as well as craft and food stalls, and a beer tent.[2]

Artist selection process[edit]

Most artists are chosen by The Music Collective via a democratic application process[3] which invites bands to apply via a post or an online portal. Selection takes place in April, followed by a press launch in May. The event is traditionally opened each day by a Wakefield-based act. There are no hard-and-fast rules on which genres are allowed to apply or play.

Alongside local acts, over the years the lineup has included, Dodgy, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction, John Otway and The Cribs' first band Wrinkle.


  1. ^ a b "A History Of The Collective | Wakefield Music Collective". Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Clarence 2014 | Wakefield Music Collective". 24 April 2014. Archived from the original on 17 November 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Want To Play Clarence? | Wakefield Music Collective". 8 April 2014. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2014.

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