Founded in 2011, Manchester’s Ramsbottom Festival takes a whole collection of notable and diverse international artists, emerging new acts and enthusiastic DJ sets to fulfil the Lancashire hills’ spectators.


Ramsbottom was created by The Met in association with The Bridgewater Hall. Manchester’s rendezvous focuses on offering their audiences the best of the times through a meticulously chosen music line-up, the selection of great food and much-appreciated beer.

Grand concerts given by outstanding names take place on the Main stage. The event also integrates the best upcoming acts on the Ladybird Stage, T’other Stage, and their best DJ references in a full-length party – that’s right, all day long – at the Silent Disco.

Louder Than War named it “one of the UK’s friendliest and sensibly proportioned boutique festivals.” The alternative webzine has vehemently called everybody’s attention to the formidable conditions in Ramsbottom.

The cultural gathering takes place in North West town of Ramsbottom at a Cricket Club by the riverside. “It’s good to report that the sound in each location was impeccable; you’re never too far away to lose sight or sound of any of the performances,” reported Louder Than War.

This year, the picturesque Ramsbottom will happen on 19th, 20th and 21st of September. AS usual, the main goal is to celebrate the town’s heritage and bring visitors to the place. Its fourth year will take a trip among the indie, rock, folk and reggae routes.

2014’s agenda integrates names such as Levellers, British Sea Power, Admiral Fallow, Cara Dillon and Gramotone. Aside from the gigs, the event includes music and craft workshops, storytelling sessions, comedy performances and other instructive and stimulating activities.

We remind you that last year it had a major proof of recognition by winning the Small Tourism Event of the Year at the Manchester Tourism Awards.