Marsden Jazz Festival
2019
11th-13th
October
Jazz In The Yorkshire Pennines
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Getting Here

Marsden is a thriving Pennine stone-built village set amongst stunning moorland scenery, near Huddersfield.

A frequent train service runs to Manchester, Leeds and beyond, and the M62 motorway is just far enough away not to be heard. The A62 Huddersfield to Manchester road runs through the village and for those who prefer a slower pace, so does the restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

GETTING AROUND MARSDEN

Jazz Bus Services at the Festival

The Free Jazz Bus will operate a regular service to outlying venues apart from West Slaithwaite:


Friday 7-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-6pm at the following times past the hour:

Marsden Jazz Stop* (dep)

05

25

45

The Carriage House Inn

10

30

50

Marsden Cricket Club

13

33

53

Marsden Jazz Stop*

18

38

58

Marsden Railway Station: Platform 3**

(trains to Huddersfield & Leeds)

21

41

01

Marsden Jazz Stop* (arr)

23

43

03

*Jazz Stop is on Manchester Road opposite the New Inn (next to Mountain Rescue). Look for the Free Jazz Bus stops.

**Another stop also serves Platform 1 and the main festival car park.

Travel to Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite for performances at Dark Woods Coffee (Saturday 3pm) and Zapato Brewery (Saturday 5.30pm and Sunday 4pm): Buses 183, 184 and 185 operate from the junction of Peel Street/Manchester Road, to Holme Mills. In the afternoon there are four or five per hour and in the evening two per hour. It takes about five minutes. On foot along the canal towpath it takes about 30 minutes.

Look for the Free Jazz Bus stops. Service provided for MJF by Sounth Pennine Community Transport.

BY ROAD

Marsden is just off the A62, about 7 miles west of Huddersfield and 11 miles east of Oldham. Set your sat nav to HD7 6BW to find us, or use the Google Maps link below:

Marsden on Google Maps

BY RAIL

Marsden is on the main rail route between Manchester and Leeds.

An hourly train service runs between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield with connections to Leeds and beyond. Late stopping services run in both directions.

To Marsden from Huddersfield: 15 minutes past the hour – takes just 13 minutes
To Marsden from Manchester Victoria:
Friday & Saturday: 57 minutes past the hour
Sunday (pm): 13 minutes past the hour

To Huddersfield from Marsden
Friday and Saturday: 29 minutes past the hour; last train at 23.32
Sunday: 45 minutes past the hour; last train at 22:28
To Leeds (from Huddersfield) Friday and Saturday late trains: 23.52 & 00.21

To Mossley, Greenfield, Stalybridge, Manchester Victoria from Marsden
Friday and Saturday: 28 minutes past the hour; last train at 23.10 (Friday) 23.19 (Saturday)
Sunday (pm): at 28 minutes past the hour; last train 22:28
To Manchester Piccadilly & Airport (Change at Stalybridge to fast TransPennine Express services)

National Rail Enquiries
Train times for the Huddersfield Line

Buses

Frequent services run from Huddersfield bus station (every 10 minutes Friday, Saturday daytime). Return services from Marsden run until after 23.00.

Bus times for Huddersfield to Marsden
Yorkshire Metro Travelcard information

Hourly services by First (184) run westbound (Friday and Saturday until 20.00) to the Carriage House (venue), Saddleworth, Oldham and Manchester.

Bus times from Uppermill, Oldham & Manchester Piccadilly
Bus fares for First 184 from Greater Manchester to Marsden & Huddersfield

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