Greenhead Gathering 2022 – three fun events for all the family!

People across Kirklees are invited to join together at the Greenhead Gathering 2022 for three fun, FREE family events on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July 2022, at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

Join the ultimate sing-along and enjoy live bands at Massaoke and celebrate the rich heritage and culture of the Caribbean and South Asian communities at two family fun days.

Food and drink will be available to purchase at all of the events.

It’s going to be hot!

The weather forecast for this weekend is hot and sunny, with an extreme heat weather warning for Sunday 17 July, so please take care in the sun if you are attending the below events.

Stay hydrated (free drinking water will be available at our tap stations where you can refill your bottles), wear sunscreen and find shade under one of the many trees in the park or under one of our two stretch tents that will be on the upper and lower fields.

You can find more tips and advice here: Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

What’s happening?

Massaoke

Saturday 16 July – 2pm till 9pm, Main field, Greenhead Park

Join a fantastic sing-along party with Massaoke®. A brilliant live band will play hairbrush anthems from across the decades – accompanied by giant video lyrics – so everyone can sing together.

This is karaoke like you’ve never seen it before! Everyone sings and dances together in a unique live atmosphere.

  • 2pm – 3pm – Childrens’ Massaoke. Sing-along to popular hits from shows from The Greatest Showman, to Grease and Frozen.
  • 3pm – 4.20pm – Sass and The Groove, Holmfirth
  • 4.35pm – 5.30pm – James Greene, Huddersfield
  • 5.45pm – 6.45pm – James Cusack (Radio 1 DJ)
  • 7pm – 9pm – Massaoke – The main event! Sing-along to pop anthems from across the decades.
  • Plus – special surprise galactic visitors!

Organised by Massaoke in conjunction with Kirklees Council.

Vibe Alive 

Saturday 16 July – 12pm till 8pm, Lower field, Greenhead Park

Celebrate Caribbean culture at a free, family fun day. From music, costume and dance to food and family friendly craft activities – explore the heritage and history of what makes the Caribbean Islands so special.

Organised by HACCT supported by Kirklees Council.

Sangam Mela

Sunday 17 July – 12pm till 5pm, Main field, Greenhead Park 

The Sangam Mela will be a fun family day with live music, food stalls, entertainment for kids of all ages and lots more. Bring all the family, in fact bring the whole street

Hosted by Radio Sangam and Communities Together, supported by Kirklees Council as part of the Sangam Festival.

Find more information about Greenhead Park including directions and parking. Please note: road closures will NOT affect access and parking for Blue Badge holders.

Please note: For the safety of all, we respectfully ask that no glass bottles are brought to the above events.

Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

“I’m delighted that we are supporting Sangam and Huddersfield Carnival Committee with their family fun day events that are free and inclusive for all. 

“Both days offer a fabulous opportunity for our communities to come together to celebrate the diverse and fascinating heritage we have in Kirklees.

“We want to bring an exciting show to local residents. Massaoke have performed for crowds of thousands at festivals like Glastonbury and Latitude and have toured the world from the US to Australia, so this is a real scoop for Kirklees.

“I hope everyone will bring their family, friends and neighbours, stay safe in the sun and have a fantastic time at these free events in the picturesque surroundings of Greenhead Park.”