Friday 26 March 2010

LMHR Northern Carnival – amazing Barnsley line-up announced!

We’re delighted to announce our main lineup for what should be a spectacular LMHR Northern Carnival in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Saturday 1st May.

Music with a message

We’ve teamed up with Barnsley Council to put on a show with something for everyone that will send a clear message that racism is rejected by the majority of Yorkshire people.

Playing live on the day will be:


Fringe events

In addition, there’ll be a host of top local bands like The Rabbits, Gaia, The Delicateers, plus NINETEEN fringe events taking the place across the town – so it’s well worth coming into Barnsley for the whole day and night.

Get tickets

Tickets priced just £8 are available from the following outlets:
Barnsley Civic (from Saturday 27 March)
HMV Cheapside & Metrodome, Barnsley (from Tuesday 30 March)
The Civic on 0845 1800 363 (from Thursday 1 April)
And from local LMHR groups across Yorkshire and the North from Wednesday 31 March.

UPDATE: More details about the carnival – including ticket outlets, transport details, downloadable flyers – are up on our Carnival 2010 home page


  1. Tichelle said:

    Will there be more acts than the ones mention?

    25 March 2010 at 9:00pm
  2. kate said:

    tichelle, if you’re on facebook check out “love music hate racism barnsley”, they have an event set up with most of the line up on there. there’s LOOOOADS of bands on by the looks. x

    25 March 2010 at 11:39pm
  3. steve gilby said:

    Bigsound and B.O.M FEST will have 5 acustic acts on at the pulse Bar in Barnsley between 12pm and 3.30 pm on the 1st may to support this cause!!






    26 March 2010 at 11:25am
  4. Brett said:

    Theres a little magazine in this weeks Barnsley Chronicle with more info about whats going to be happening and a massive map of where its happening.
    Cant wait, it should be a mint day =]

    26 March 2010 at 7:42pm
  5. Tom pape said:

    Are kids allowed?

    30 March 2010 at 10:07am
  6. Scott Doonican said:

    The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican will be playing at the Folk Against Facism leg of the festival. We do everything from Judas Priest to Vera Lynn on geetars, banjos, ukuleles and accordion.
    It’s gonna get a bit nuts… seeing as we think the BNP are bobbins and we have the microphones!
    Opening song: This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us (by Sparks)… check out the video on our new website

    30 March 2010 at 4:57pm
  7. Alan Brown said:

    How much money of our council tax is going to pay for this gig ?

    31 March 2010 at 5:14pm
  8. Baby J said:

    I think the answer is nothing. As long as we have a good turn out on the day and the carnival is supported the carnival won’t cost the council or the people of Barnsley a penny and may well boost the economy of the town significantly.

    1 April 2010 at 12:52pm
  9. Smita said:

    hey, anywhere i can get tickets from in Leeds?

    1 April 2010 at 4:06pm
  10. tash said:

    We had a comment here replying to Alan Brown as well.

    1 April 2010 at 10:24pm
  11. tash said:

    Hi Smita – you could try the Leeds LMHR activists, who are organising this gig in Leeds. Their contact details are at the bottom of the story.

    1 April 2010 at 10:29pm
  12. Scott Doonican said:

    Last night we wrote a nice little song for our slot on the Folk Against Facism stage of the festival for Mr Nick Griffin. We hope to record it soon and post it on our site so that on the day you can all join in… we’ll keep you posted folks!

    3 April 2010 at 12:13pm
  13. adam said:

    is there going to be set times for artists on the main stage?


    6 April 2010 at 8:04pm
  14. Brian Featherstone (BARNSTOCK ) said:



    9 April 2010 at 9:32am
  15. Emily said:

    The Blackout have just sent a message saying they’re playing as well but what time are they likely to be on?

    9 April 2010 at 7:16pm
  16. Arf said:

    So no london festival no more?

    11 April 2010 at 6:35pm
  17. tash said:

    @ Arf

    We’re having to postpone the London festival because the London local authorities concerned wouldn’t grant us permission to hold it before the general election. We’ve therefore reluctantly agreed to reschedule to later in the summer, and details will be released soon.

    Just got to hold on a bit! In the meantime, you could go to our big Barking gig next Saturday.

    11 April 2010 at 9:34pm
  18. tash said:

    @ Tom Pape – and anyone else with young kids…

    We’ve just updated the info above: kids under four can go to the Barnsley event for free – but you will still need to obtain a (free) ticket for them as space is limited.

    11 April 2010 at 9:36pm
  19. jason simms said:

    Will there be coaches to the festival from the mids?

    13 April 2010 at 2:21am
  20. gilly said:

    @Emily Yeah The Blackout are playing. They will be playing at the main carnival event in the County Way Car Park 4pm til 10pm. Complete line up and times to be announced shortly.

    13 April 2010 at 8:19pm
  21. Baby J said:

    hey line up times and coach info will be announced soon! keep checking the site for updates.
    baby J (LMHR)

    13 April 2010 at 9:25pm
  22. becca said:

    went to the one in stoke football grd – was brill!!

    are there coaches from chesterfield again ??

    14 April 2010 at 11:33am
  23. peter said:

    Was just checking out the line up before buying tickets, but now I’ve changed my mind and probably won’t go. And reason for this? Devlin on stage. Having him there is not exactly the best way of fighting BNP, is it? Just listen to “Community Outcast” lyrics. The latest, updated version.

    17 April 2010 at 1:26pm
  24. Lee said:

    hi peter, can you clarify what you mean as we dont follow? As it happens, Devlin is not now playing the event due to a scheduling clash – his replacement will be announced early this week.

    18 April 2010 at 12:10pm
  25. gilly said:

    @ becca @ james if you go to this page and click on the download flyer link, there are some numbers for tickets and coach information.

    19 April 2010 at 4:24pm
  26. Drew McKinlay said:

    cant wait for 1st may. got friends coming up from kent especially so looks like we will be sleeping on the floor…AGAIN!! xx

    19 April 2010 at 7:14pm
  27. kyle murray said:

    my aunt wants to know what times UB40 will be playing and where please can anyone shed some light on this matter, cheers

    19 April 2010 at 9:46pm
  28. Lynda said:

    What time will UB40 be on and where please if anyone knows??

    27 April 2010 at 12:01pm
  29. Lee said:

    Hi all, UB40 will be playing towards the end of the day, which runs from 4pm-10pm, thanks LMHR

    27 April 2010 at 5:26pm
  30. Nathan hooton said:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhh sick ….I can’t wait to see Kevin Kitchen!!!!!!
    Kevin is my idol his soleful melodies and tuneful vocals fit in so well with what is going on in my life.

    28 April 2010 at 9:32am
  31. courtnay said:

    will griminal be playing ???

    28 April 2010 at 9:54am
  32. Nathan Jamal hooton said:

    Yes griminal will be playing they will be supporting the big man, the man of the moment, THE MAIN EVENT!

    KEVIN KITCHEN- only four days until the best day of my life!!!!!!!

    28 April 2010 at 11:51am
  33. avril eilledge said:

    Go Kev , we ll be there cheerin’ ya on ( if some of us are not hung over ) Luv from The Kitchenettes ( EILLEDGE’S ) x

    30 April 2010 at 2:40pm
  34. Jade said:

    Can we buy tickets on the day and where?

    30 April 2010 at 5:16pm
  35. Dave said:

    I got my tickets from HMV in barnsley, priced at 9quid tho, they had quite a few left when i went a couple of days ago

    30 April 2010 at 8:20pm
  36. gilly said:

    There will be some tickets still available tomorrow from the Civic until 4pm. Get there early to avoid disappointment!

    30 April 2010 at 10:54pm
  37. gilly said:

    think that might be 3pm not 4pm

    1 May 2010 at 11:24am

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