Come on people – ‘Slide One Out for Kingsgate!’

The next phase in our campaign to stop the Kingsgate Shopping Expansion in Huddersfield is a side-running Campaign to Erect Kingsgate Water Slide Park!


Yes, Kingsgate Phase 2 might well be on its knees for now because of Kirklees Council’s planning approval of the redevelopment of the iconic Palace Theatre in Huddersfield, which should ensure that Kingsgate owners W D Huddersfield can never build through it and thus not take out The Parish, the town’s premier alternative music venue, with it. Hopefully, that runs for several other properties in the surrounding area too, because who knows if Kingsgate 2 is gone for good?

While we wait for the next move from Peter Everest and co., we should inform you of a side-running campaign that perhaps originally began purely as spoof, through the form of two local news reports detailing plans to turn Kingsgate into Huddersfield’s premier venue for slip n’ slide action…

Look North – Huddersfield Kingsgate Water Park Development – 23.03.12

Look North – Kingsgate Swimming vs Shopping – 13.04.12

Thanks to those reports the campaign has even had backing from Kirklees Council’s Green Party Councillor for Newsome, Andrew Cooper. Now, the campaign has taken a new turn with the release of a campaign song.

‘Slide One Out for Kingsgate’ is a song dedicated to the dream of erecting a water slide park at Kingsgate Shopping Centre, in the hope that we can get this approved instead of more bland high street shops. The song is sung by local pop superstar Bona, featuring producer extraordinaire Hercalees Kelk and a triumphant solo from none other than Evile’s very own guitar king, Ol Drake!

The song is streaming below people, and now, more than ever, we need you to spread the word of this noble cause. It’ll bring a touch of diversity that Huddersfield’s town centre sorely needs, but more importantly, it’s a water slide park. So hit that play button below, and spread the word. Cos all we wanna do is slide! (Slide, slide, slide, slide…)

Peter Clegg

Bona feat. H. Kelk – Slide One Out for Kingsgate