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General Information

Where do I purchase and pick up tickets?

Early Bird tickets will go online on April 1st, before the full line-up has been announced.

These tickets will give you all the benefits of a General Admission ticket but will be cheaper! 

General Admission tickets will be available a week later. These will be available online and also from most of the venues participating in this years festival.

All the different types of tickets and pricing info are available online here.

Full Saturday day tickets bought online will be exchanged for a wrist band. You will be able to redeem them at the first venue.

What are the timings for the different venues?

Saturday 20th July 2024

13:00 - The Watershed

17:00 - Dark Woods

18:00 - Zapato

19:30 - Marsden Mechanics Hall

For more information on acts and set timings or enquiries for this years festival, please visit the lineup page (coming soon) and follow/contact on Instagram / Facebook.

What is the point of Onwards festival?

Onwards is an annual, multi venue music festival with a twist. Onwards, as the name suggests, leads audiences successively through grassroots music venues, showcasing a carefully curated programme of live music.

Onwards Festival aims to provide a platform for incredible grassroots art and music to shine.


Memories will be made, people will fall in love, friends will form, and dancing will happen. Everything will be there to support the area - local musicians playing at local venues for anyone who wants to hear. 


We support talented musicians and local communities to be part of a unique festival experience so that they can feel connected to the independent venues, a creative scene and engage with audiences who share our passion for live grassroots music and entertainment.

Which acts have played at Onwards festival over the years?

Venues that have been involved:

Vinyl Tap, The Sportsman, Cafe Ollo, Wood Street, Small Seeds, Magic Rock, Coffevolution, Otso, The Corner, Northern Quarter, Kwas, Venn Street Solical, Byram Arcade, Arcade Coffee & Food.

Live artists that have been involved:

Shuffls, The Quims, Joby Hardwick, Spiiike, Rib Corps, Band of Jays, Klonk, Liz McKenzie, Druce & Jones, Chicken Scratch, Deadbeat Brass, Harley J, Birds & Beasts, Crooks & Claridge, Kaninchen, Rosa Lucy, Jonas Lapinas, Thabo, Nu Popes, Louis Louis Louis, Run the River, Don Gonzo, Mamilah, Easy Stride Band, Happy Daggers, Pepperjam, Appel 4, Morpher, Savvy, Postculture, Steen Machine, Orca Blue, Kevlar Boombox, Isaac Saierre, Poppy Thomason, Jordan Higo, Brigantes, Groove and the Bathtub Pings, Luna & the Moon, Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir, Rob Bradley, The Haggis Horns, Liseli B, Rob Mear & Nadia Amini, Terry Logan, Jack Manning, The Rogues, Toby Martin, Mali Hayes, Plantfood, Long Island, Zero and the No No's, Wadcutter Blues, Amaya, Ruby Wood, Bussey, Here's the Steeple, Smith Sisters, Mr Wilson's Second Liners  

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