The Harwich Hoody Fest: The Bands, The Stalls, The Prizes and The People

Teen Talk Update

The Harwich Hoody Fest 2014


In this edition it's all about the Harwich Hoody Fest on Saturday 20 September, 10.30am-3.00pm at the Park Pavillion in Barrack Lane. Read on for the latest on the bands, the stalls, the prizes and the fantastic young people who organise the annual event. 

The Harwich
Hoody Fest

Saturday 20 September
Park Pavillion, Harwich

Local bands and performers will play throughout the day at this free entertainment festival organised by Teen Talk's youth forum, Harwich Inspired Youth Action (HIYA). The festival is now in it's 4th year and aims to bring together all generations, friends and family to show that not everyone who wears a hoody is bad to mix with and encourage the community to work together. So come along for a fun family day out and don't forget to bring your hoody!


The Harwich Hoody Festival is organised by Harwich Insipred Youth Action (HIYA), a voluntary youth forum of young people aged 11-21 in Harwich and the surrounding areas. Through events and community projects the group aims to improve the image of young people in their community. All activities are organised and carried out by the young people themselves, providing the opportunity to gain skills in planning, event organisation, team work and communication. Want to be involved? Got some great ideas to share? Get in touch on 01255 504800 or email

The Battle of the Bands

For the second year running, young local musicians will be taking part in a battle of the bands competition where the winners will receive the grand prize of a £150 recording studio session. We have a great mixture of bands, duo's and solo performers taking part and playing a whole range of styles. There's something to suit everyone! Here's the line up so far: 

Luke Fisher
Alfie Snogger
Chris Johnson
Ashleigh & Anya

As well as the battle of the bands we've also got performances from Exhale & Skies and The Grain as well as from dance troope Doc Popper.


We've got some amazing prizes up for grabs in the Harwich Hoody Festival Raffle donated by the local community. Make sure you buy a ticket for your chance to win! Here is a sneak peak at just some of the fantastic prizes up for grabs...

Stena Line sailing
Delta Force Paintball
Ipswich Town FC tickets
Colchester FC event tickets
Bowling at Clacton Pier
Princes Theartre Tickets
Aqua Springs Vouchers


Not only have we got fantastic live music throughout the day but some great community stalls and family games as well:

Photo Booth
Sweet Stall
Cake Stall
Only Cowards Carry
Theatre Group
Diana Awards
Red Cross
Dizzi Lizzi Jewellery
Women's Institute

We've got some great games for your chance to win a prize:

Colouring Competiton
Treasure Hunt
Lolly Game

Join us for lunch at the HIYA cafe.

Good in a Hood

We're warming up for the Hoody Fest with our Good in a Hood competition where you could win £100 paint balling voucher from Delta Force Paint Balling. All you need to do for a chance to win is send your ideas or designs of something or someone good wearing a hoody. Tweet them to @HarwichHoody 
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