Unless you’ve been living in a cave all your life you’ll have heard the songs of Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, or for that matter any rock band since 1962, at some point. What you may not have realised is many of these artists owe the way they sound to a guitar amp that was created and first sold right here in Ealing.
The Hanwell Hootie is a rock festival started in memory of “The Father of Loud”, Jim Marshall OBE. The creator of the Marshall guitar amp.
In only it’s third year the Hootie has gone from strength to strength and this year is hosting 45 live acts in over 11 venues across Ealing and Hanwell. Ranging from solo acoustic artists to full rock bands and pretty much everything in between. As many of the venues are Queen of Suburbs favourites (like the Grovesnor Pub) it strikes us as the perfect opportunity to listen and support great local music whilst enjoying a drink or two in a top local venue. Sounds like the perfect Saturday to us!
The Hanwell Hootie starts from 4pm on Saturday 28th March. Venues include Duke of York, Inn on the Green, Kings Arms, Prince of Wales, The Fox, The Viaduct Hootie Blues Bar, Village Inn, The Grovesnor and W7 Emporium.
A full program is available here http://www.hanwellhootie.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/file-page11.jpg.
The Hootie team have also created this handy map with all the venues http://www.hanwellhootie.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Map.jpg.
Keep up-to-date on all the goings via Twitter on #hanwellhootie2015