Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin is among a fresh wave of rock, indie, ska and reggae acts joining the line-up for Lancashire's laid back Ramsbottom Festival. Jimi joins headliners British Sea Power performing to crowds on the Saturday evening, with Brighton folk-rockers Levellers kicking off the festival on Friday.
Other new acts joining the bill include East London reggae and dub band The Skints, who burst onto the scene supporting the likes of You Me at Six and dropped their latest EP, Short Change, in March this year. Ska veteran Neville Staple will be performing his own material alongside old school reggae hits, and singer-songwriter Luke Daniels will be taking to the stage with his signature folk sounds and lively instrumental performance.
LINE UP LATEST
British Sea Power, Levellers, Jimi Goodwin, Cara Dillon, Admiral Fallow, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour,Keston Cobblers' Club, The Skints, Luke Daniels, Neville Staple Band, Randolph Swain and The Red Lights, Mad Dog Mcrea, The Shee, Marcus Malone, Lisbee Stainton, Jo Harman and Company, Harp and a Monkey, Gorgeous George, Bird to Beast, By the Rivers, Gramotones, Racing Glaciers, Frankie Foreman, XOVA, Paper Beat Scissors, Nell Bryden, Hans Theessink, My Sweet Patootie, The Minx, Jolanga, Vinny Peculiar
Now in its fourth year, Rammy promises a chilled, laid back atmosphere and has become just as famous for its real ales and family entertainment as it has for its eclectic mix of indie, rock, reggae and folk music.
Joining the family arts programme for this year is the Wild in Art project, which will see a fantastical collection of colourful 3D sculptures including giant animals and magical creatures taking up residence on the cricket wicket at the centre of the festival site. The sculptures will have been designed and painted by children from local schools led by Wild in Art's professional artists, the same team behind the Cow Parade in Manchester and the Olympic Mascots trail in London.
Organised by Bury's The Met in partnership with The Bridgewater Hall, Rammy won Small Tourism Event of the Year at the Manchester Tourism Awards 2013. Stalls from local restaurants and street food vendors will be offering a variety of Great British grub and international cuisine, plus a special edition Ramsbottom Festival Ale. The quality of the festival's beer is a definite point of pride and those who have love for craft beer and real ale may find it difficult to tear themselves away from the beer tents.
Burrs Country Park, located five miles from the festival site, offers a remote riverside campsite with toilets and water facilities available. Return coaches will be run each evening. Weekend camping including car parking is charged at £36 per tent, with nightly pitches from £15. Caravans and campervans can stay at Burrs Park caravan site. For more information and bookings go to www.burrs.org.uk/caravan.htm
If you fancy making a weekend of it with family and friends, the nearby Activity Centre offers bunk rooms priced at £200 per night for a family group of up to 18 people or £300 for a group of up to 34 people. For more information visit www.burrs.org.uk/bunkhouse.htm. There's also the chance to hire a luxury handmade tipi, pitched and ready to roll into. Tipis are bookable via the Festival website.
Festival bus service from Manchester and Chorlton
A festival bus will depart from Chorlton Street, Manchester and Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy each day of the festival. The bus will pick up at 5pm Friday 19 September, 12noon Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September and return at 11pm each day. Return tickets cost just £10 per day. For more information and to book go to www.ramsbottomfestival.com/travel/
Rammy Festival takes place Friday 19th – Sunday 21st September 2014
at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Bury, just 12 miles from Manchester city centre.
Tickets are now on sale and are available from www.ramsbottomfestival.com or by dropping in at The Met or The Bridgewater Hall.
Weekend: family £144 (two adults and up to three children), adults £66 / children £11 (ages 6 – 16, under 6s go free)
Friday: £24 adults / £6 children
Saturday: £26 adults / £6 children
Sunday: £26 adults / £6 children
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Notes to Editors
Ramsbottom Festival brings a quality, eclectic mix of established international musicians and emerging artists to a beautiful town on the outskirts of Lancashire. A chance to enjoy great music, local food and beer in beautiful surroundings.
For 2014, Rammy has joined with Wild Rumpus to welcome a new brigade of touring arts shows for families, alongside other festivals including Kendal Calling and Just So Festival. The partnership has been funded by Arts Council England.
Opportunities for schools and community groups to take part in the Wild in Art sculpture project are still available. Interested parties should contact Ben Reed, Education and Community Manager at Wild in Art – email@example.com
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