THE Hanwell Hootie festival will be running for the second year on Saturday, April 5.

Marshall Amps is sponsoring the event which has a rich heritage in Hanwell, and live music will be playing across a number of venues.

The festival pays tribute to Jim Marshall, Father of Loud, who created the infamous Marshall Amplifier, shortly after opening his first shop in 1962 on the Uxbridge Road in Hanwell.

Marshall Amplification is still revered today as the market leader and became associated with famous guitarists, such as Ealing resident Pete Towshend, of The Who.

Jon Ellery, managing director of Marshall, said: “Since Jim opened his first shop here in 1962, Marshall have maintained a strong cultural heritage in Hanwell and, to us, it’s the true home of loud.

“Our philosophy with the festival is about celebrating our roots, bringing fantastic live music to small venues in Hanwell and putting the area back on the music map.”

Live music will take place across six venues from 4-11pm, including The Duke of York and The King’s Arms, both on Uxbridge Road and The Prince of Wales on Boston Road. There will also be ‘fringe’ music activities at The Clock Tower Cafe on Uxbridge Road.

Confirmed acts include New Orleans blues group, a nine-piece swamp pop band, The Dirty Gentlemen, a raucous rock ‘n’ roll gipsy band, and Bad for Lazurus, who boast ex-members of Nine Inch Nails.

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