May Day Festival of Solidarity and Music

Thursday 07 April 2016

National Policy Circular NP/10916/BO

To All Branches and Regional Councils,

Dear Colleagues,

RMT is supporting the MAY DAY FESTIVAL OF SOLIDARITY which will take place between 12pm and 10pm on SUNDAY MAY 1ST 2016 at BARNSLEY ROCK & BLUES VENUE, S75 2BA.

The festival will be a celebration of International Worker’s Day, bringing together Socialist voices and artists from up and down the land.

Full details can be found at
Musicians and poets will join speakers from unions and campaigning groups all coming together in the spirit of unity and defiance.

The two-stage line-up includes: Richard Burgon MP, Grace Petrie, The Wakes, Speakers from Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and the NUM, Tosh McDonald Aslef, The Hurriers, Steve White & The Protest Family, Sheffield Socialist Choir, Quiet Loner, Joe Solo and many more.

Tickets are £10 with a donation from each going to Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. They are available from:

Please circulate details amongst members and encourage them to attend and support this unique May Day festival of solidarity and music

Yours sincerely,


Mick Cash
General Secretary