Bands tune up for Live in Barnsley festival

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More than 100 bands will take part in a free music festival returning to Barnsley next month.

Live in Barnsley will be held on Saturday, June 21, across 13 venues in the town.

Organisers said 118 acts will be taking part in this year’s festival. Money will be raised on the day for Barnsley Hospice.

The grand finale will take place at Walkabout at 9pm, with a variety of acts taking part in a special sing-along.

Dave Pearsall, one of the organisers, said: “This is going to be a great finish to the festival this year.

“We want as many musicians as possible from Barnsley to join in with this at the end and really show how great and diverse our music scene is.

“Hopefully we can pull together some amazing and unexpected collaborations, culminating with as many as possible onstage for a grand finale of the ‘We are the Bands’ song recorded for last year’s Coalfields Allstars album recorded in aid of Barnsley Hospice.”

The ‘We are the Bands’ charity single is available for download at