The organiser of the Hale Barns Carnival has announced a new “Party At Home” live streaming week-long festival (April 6-12), which sees a selection of star names and local acts performing a live concert from their homes each night. The event will be streamed for free to followers of the Hale Barns Carnival Facebook page.

Headlining the Party At Home festival is 70s disco group, Hot Chocolate with lead singer Kennie Simon performing a live set from his home featuring the bands biggest hits.

Nathan Moore of Brother Beyond and World’s Apart will be performing a live set too and  local  performers and acts will be joining the line up; including The Voice crossover Soprano star, Scarlett Quiqley, who will be performing a special Proms at Home set. 

The live streaming event on the Hale Barns Carnival Facebook page is completely free and will feature live performances from 8pm each night throughout the week (April 6-12). Plus, there will be an option for viewers to donate with event organiser fundraising to help local community groups during this tough time with support for local food banks, hospice care and local help the elderly projects.

 Max Eden, organiser of Hale Barns Carnival, and Party At Home, said: “We really hope that this year’s Hale Barns Carnival can go ahead, we’ve put so much into this year’s event with a line up which includes Motown legend, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas. At this moment the event is still going ahead, but in these days of lockdown we wanted to bring the party to everybody at home, so I set to work to put together Hale Barn’s very own virtual festival and bring the community together with an experience everyone can share from their living rooms.

“We’ve got a few surprise names who will be popping up during the week-long live streaming event and I’m so grateful for the support from artists, sponsors, partners and the community to get this off the ground in such a short space of time, I hope we can bring one big party experience to everyone in Lockdown and raise vital funds for vital community projects in the process.”