Shantstock music festival for the community

Alley Gator will perform in the first Shantstock free festival at The Shant pub', Holmfield, Halifax
Alley Gator will perform in the first Shantstock free festival at The Shant pub', Holmfield, Halifax

A new festival is coming to Halifax this weekend.

Shantstock Live 2014 will showcase local artists in a 12 hour music-a-thon day session.

The free festival will be hsoted at the The Shant pub, Holmfield, Halifax, on May 31, from 12pm.

Crowds will be entertained with performances by Roger Davies, Jess Thristan and band, Tempus, Alley Gator, Dwayne Jones, Quadraphonic and more varied artists.

There will be caterers and raffles will be held throughout the day in a fundraising effort to help two local charities: Overgate Hospice and The Basement Project.

The event has been organised by Demon Events.

Organiser Dwayne Jones said: “It’s going to be fantastic. It’s a free event and a day packed with quality music with acts on the cusp of breaking through and some of which have already had BBC Radio 2 airtime and a couple have appeared on Calendar.”