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Since 2016 Onwards Festival has been an annual Huddersfield town centre music and art festival.

For the first time ever the 2024 festival is happening in the Colne Valley. Come and join us for a full day of gorgeous music in the beautiful landscape between Slaithwaite and Marsden.

It is a chance to celebrate the bands and venues that make Huddersfield a great place to see live music. Plus this year we have a few bands that have never played in Huddersfield before, but who we (the organisers) really believe in and love to hear.


Travel together successively through a variety of

the Colne Valley's independent music venues

and experience live performances from

some fine bands and musicians.

Please add us on social media and

check the website to keep updated with

news, announcements and festival information.

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"I loved seeing how busy it was and how many people had come out to support Huddersfield music scene."

"At every event there was a clear sense of community and celebration of incredible music and art. The quality of the bands was exceptional."

"The musical camaraderie. Brilliant programming. Experimental collaborations. Thabo and the Ukrainian Singers were magical."


"Onwards offers a kaleidoscope of musical brilliance, championiong local talent, premiering new works, and unveiling visual art and sound intallations." - FAME MAGAZINE

"The Huddersfield festival to go to." - MUSIC NEWS

"Come and support this grass roots, organic live music festival taking place in the heart of wonderful Huddersfield town." - SKOPE MAGAZINE

"Step into the magical worlds of Onwards Festival. A one-of-a-kind multi-venue music festival." - SONIC NEWS

"An annual, multi venue music festival with a twist." - VENTS MAGAZINE



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