The line-up has been announced for Morley’s biggest live outdoor music festival and charity fundraiser, Wicket Fest 2014.
Morley Cricket Club will once again provide the venue for a free afternoon of music featuring 10 local bands. The event, on Sunday August 24, has been organised for the fourth year by the club. Club president David Dowse believes this year’s festival could be the best one yet. “Everything has gone really well in the planning stage so we are confident it will be a great day,” he said. “Sometimes it can be difficult to get the line-up sorted but this year we have had bands coming to us asking to perform, which is fantastic. That shows the event is getting a name for itself and there has been lots of interest this time round.” Morley band Twist of Fate will be headlining this year’s event. The rockers, who play gigs across the district, are known for their covers of popular songs such as AC DC’s Highway to Hell and Enter Sandman by Metallica . The line-up will also include Fairway View, Emily Driscoll, Atlanta House, Robs Blue’s Band, Phoenix Rising, Bar T’at Quintet, Broken Road and Dirty Vinyl. More than 1,000 people attended Wicket Fest last year and Mr Dowse hopes to attract a larger crowd this time round. “We want to build on last year,” he said. “We held it on a Monday but this year we have moved it to the Sunday so we hope that will suit people wanting to come much better. “We have half the bands from last year coming back and some new ones as well so we are expecting a great show.” Wicket Fest will take place at Morley Cricket Club in Scatcherd Lane, from 1pm. The afternoon will also include stalls, rides and family entertainment.