The 7th Hanwell Hootie

Now in its seventh year, the Hanwell Hootie just keeps getting bigger and better and is attracting new bands and musicians – testament to how popular and beloved this part of west London has become.

London’s biggest free one-day music festival which be taking over Hanwell bars, pubs, cafes plus the Viaduct Meadow on Saturday 11th May. On the menu will be an ever-changing rotation of eclectic bands, singers and comedians hailing from all genres from punk, rock, jazz, chill-out, grunge and everything in-between.

And this year, Ealing In London will be sponsoring the Hootie at the W7 Emporium, a brilliantly eclectic and versatile venue with a welcoming Mediterranean feel and garden. Look out for the grey door to discover an evening of tantalising musical talent and great vibes with the very best company.

Among this year’s Hootie highlights will be:

  • The Floodhounds
  • Children of the Revolution
  • Hanwell Ukuleles
  • The Statue Thieves
  • Silent Disco at the Dodo
  • Comedian Jay Foreman

New this year will be the Wall of Sound in Viaduct Meadow and Sandy Park. This will be a collection of wooden guitars splashed onto the boundary walls decorated by non-commercial groups about the work that they do.

Plus the Hootie’s Drastic on Plastic campaign, which will aiming to reduce the amount of single-use plastic on site. Festival goers will be offered the chance to purchase a refundable or recyclable £1 Hootie plastic cup on first drink which can be refilled during the evening.

To find out more about this year’s Hootie click the link here to view the full line up and timings.

To read about the history and roots of the Hootie and what makes it so special, read our Ealing In London article in this year’s magazine.

Above: Fizzy Blood at the 2018 Hanwell Hootie.