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Hooky hits Hebden

Joy Division bassist headlines arts festival

Written by . Published on May 16th 2011.


Hooky hits Hebden

Peter Hook is is the headline act for the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival which celebrates its 18th birthday this year.

No doubt Hooky will yet again be discussing his life in two of Manchester's greatest bands, as well as how not to run the Hacienda before nipping round the corner for a DJ set at the Trades Club on July 9.

The organisers have pulled together a top quality bill for their special anniversary season which runs from June 24 to July 10.

Other big names include best selling crime writer Val McDermid, discussing how she creates her gruesome thrillers and 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now' comic Russell Kane.

Comedy fans can also look forward to a set from the bookish Robin Ince, who has supported Ricky Gervais, and the more highbrow can check out poet Ruth Padel.

Music fans can look forward to new folk star Martha Tilston and a rare gig from jazz trombonist Dennis Rollins, which is expected to sell out quickly.

"The Festival is a celebration not only of local talent but also of national and international artists and the feedback has been extremely positive, with bookings getting off to a good start," said festival co-ordinator Rebecca Yorke.

Complementing the festival will be a full programme of art exhibitions, the Open Studios trail, street entertainment and a Fringe festival held at The White Lion Hotel.

Tickets for all the events can be booked at www.hbaf.co.uk or on 01422 842684. 

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