New Festival Cotton Clouds Comes to Saddleworth

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New Music Festival – Cotton Clouds at Saddleworth

Announcing the arrival of an all-new festival just across Lancashire border…

Featuring a great line up and set amidst the heavenly vista of the stunning Peak District National Park, Cotton Clouds looks like a wonderful new addition to the UK festival calendar.

Taking place on 12th of August and boasting a bill that’s bursting with pop pedigree, the one-day extravaganza in Saddleworth (Greater Manchester) will host radiant performances from the likes of The Coral, The Sugarhill Gang, Nick Heyward, The Whip, PINS, Everly Pregnant Brothers, Clint Boon (DJ set) and many more.

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Cotton Clouds Festival headliners The Coral

A brand new festival for 2017 conjured up by brothers Max & Rick Lees, the pair invite you to leave your troubles behind and pop your head amongst the Clouds for a day of idyllic escapism and top-flight entertainment.

Hosting an eclectic line up of artists across three expertly curated stages, plus an array of activities on site for all ages, Cotton Clouds Festival coould have something for everyone…

Cotton Clouds: Line Up

With over two decades of timeless songwriting and eight celebrated albums now to their name, The Coral will take the Main Stage as festival headliners. Currently touring with the wispy psychedelia of their critically-acclaimed latest long-player Distance Inbetween, and with a back catalogue teeming with balmy and beatific indie pop hits such as ‘Dreaming of You’, ‘In The Morning’, and ‘Pass It On’.

The Sugarhill Gang bring their ground-breaking 1979 hit ‘Rapper’s Delight’ and a host of other treats to the main stage earlier in the evening. Plus, a man who knows all the hallmarks of a Fantastic Day, Nick Heyward will be encouraging a sing-along through his time-tested Top 10 singles and highlights from his illustrious pop career.

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Rap legends the Sugarhill Gang

Elsewhere on site, there’s a whirl of home-spun talent from the North to be found, with some dancefloor domination compliments of The Whip, eclectic and esoteric ukulele escapades with the Everly Pregnant Brothers, plus full throttle rulebook-ripping outings from rockers The Blinders and Cupids.

Cotton Clouds: Curated Stages and DJs

The inaugural festival promises a day of engaging end-to-end performances across an outdoor Main Stage, plus two indoor stages curated by firmly established festival favourites Tim Peak’s Diner (of Tim Burgess/Charlatans fame) and Jimmy’s Manchester (the much hyped new bar-de-force from One Night Only).

cotton clouds festival poster 2017Bringing Jimmy’s stage to a close, punch-packing Manchester four piece Pins promise to see out proceedings with lashings of their goose-pimple inducing punk. Whereas over at the Tim Peaks Stage expect a headline set of dazzling future pop from the feverishly hyped The Rhythm Method.

Plus, ensuring the top tunes continue to pump from the Main Stage soundsystem all day long, Clint Boon and Gareth Brooks will be taking to the decks between sets to spin you some of their favourite good-time anthems.

Cotton Clouds: Food & Drink

Specially selected street food stalls, pop up bars and a real ale tent will be landing at the festival for the entire duration, serving all manner of tantalising tastes and delectable drinks sure to cater to your every fancy.

Speaking about the debut festival the Lees brothers said: “Having played and worked at many festivals across the UK and Europe over the last 8 years we’ve built up the knowledge and contacts to finally make this work. Saddleworth is a beautiful setting for a festival and has a rich musical heritage but there hasn’t been a music event of this scale here since The Jam played here in 1979. We hope to build a reputable event that becomes part of the UK festival scene over the coming years.”

Tickets are priced at £39 + BF and will be available on the Cotton Clouds now: cottoncloudsfestival.com.

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