Why “The Town Hall Sessions”?

There is a reason why this year’s festival is called The Town Hall Sessions.

in Glossop – We are currently working with High Peak Borough Council to secure funding to bring the Town Hall back into use as a new music venue for Glossopdale including a bid to bring a multi million pound lottery fund investment into the town to support the project. A project which will see the Town Hall, Market & Municipal buildings redeveloped into a Music and arts hub, owned and run by the community of Glossopdale.


We believe we can create a great facility, owned by the community, that will see great live music week in week out. The bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund went in earlier this year with the initial decision expected in September, so demonstrating what we want to do in the Town Hall, by putting live music event in front of it seemed like a good idea.

The Town hall has in the past been used, to great effect, as a music venue. We believe we can create a great facility, owned by the community of Glossopdale (That’s both Glossop and Hadfield) that will see this brought back to life with great live music week in week out.

To stand any chance of making this a reality we need to raise the profile of this project in the area. By placing the 2017 festival in Glossop, we are hoping to do this.

We would ask of those who love live music and want to see more of it in the Ttown to come along and support The Town Hall Sessions this year, and talk to us. Everyone involved in the festivals – you can see who they are here – are residents of Glossopdale, and do it because we love the place we live and want to make it better. We believe that because of the Glossop Town Hall project, holding an event in Glossop this year was the right thing to do.

One Final Comment

One final comment – Please don’t take our decision to do something different in 2017 as an indication that we have abandoned Bankswood Festival – We have not, and who knows what 2018 will bring?