Ramfest set to rock for a sixth year with a line-up of top music acts

Ramfest at Southowram Cricket Club.'Band Jake Smallbones on stage.
Ramfest at Southowram Cricket Club.'Band Jake Smallbones on stage.

Ramfest will be returning to Southowram Cricket Club for a sixth year, raising more money for charities and showcasing some of the best local bands.

After a glorious Ramfest 5 in 2014 on the Tour de France weekend, the music event will return to the traditional Sunday spot on July 5.

Headlining Ramfest will be the International Party Doctors.

The ever popular and widely acclaimed Psychoslinkys and Jake Smallbones will return after becoming one of the rising stars on the Brighouse music scene over the last year.

Long term supporters While the Cats Away, who had to miss last year’s event, will make their comeback this year.

New on stage will be Lewrey, a BBC Introducing band from Huddersfield who have played more than 150 gigs in the last year.

Supporting all of the bands will be DJ Ben Bottomley, resident at 53 Degrees in Halifax, who will keep the music going all day.

Organisers have chosen to support Calderdale Young Carers Service and Ravenscliffe High School where students and teachers will help open the show.

Sean Liquorish, one of the organisers, said: “We have six live bands, on-site food and drink and children’s entertainment zone including bouncy castle, face painting, coconut shy and more yet to be planned.

“The music festival is a great value, family fun day out for all ages with some great music and of course the great people who turn up year after year.”

Ravenscliffe School is involved in raising money for Ravenscliffe@Spring Hall. The project aims to build a trackside sixth form and community centre at Spring Hall and since January 2014 it has been successful in achieving a target amount of £2.4m to fund initial building, raising more than £1m of that amount through the efforts of the community.

Calderdale Young Carers Service works with children and young people aged eight-18-years-old who help care for a family member who has a enduring illness, physical or mental health problem, learning difficulty or drug/alcohol problems.

The charity provides support in a range of different ways, including weekly group activity sessions, special project work, residential weekends away and one-to-one support.

Ramfest 2015 runs from 1pm until 8pm.

Tickets are £5 per adult and £1 for accompanied children under 16.