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Head For The Hills

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Head for the Hills is an award winning weekend featuring over fifty amazing artists and musicians including international acts, emerging UK talent and local heroes.

The beautiful town of Ramsbottom comes alive with an eclectic mix of music and great arts and family shows to showcase the very best in Lancashire hospitality.

Previously called Ramsbottom Festival, the event was founded in 2011 and is now in its seventh year.

Located just twelve miles from Manchester city centre, our festival features three stages, heaps of activities for all ages and the very best scrumptious local food and ale. Our commitment to quality attracts great artists and friendly audiences for an intimate small festival experience. Vibe is an unusual word but we found it – or so people tell us.

Headliners

Maximo Park

Maximo Park appearing at this event

Indie-Rock band from Newcastle, fronted by the ever charming Paul Smith, whose tightly-wound songs are biting, contemporary takes on the familiar feelings of being trapped in a small town and desperately needing to escape. Their tunes vibrate with contained energy, and the anger more than occasionally spills out into faster, harder pop-rock. With three UK top 10 albums, two top 20 albums, along with eight UK top 40 singles, the boys continue to 'apply some pressure' to their sound and success.

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Beth Orton

Beth Orton appearing at this event

BRIT award winning Norwich singer-songwriter Beth Orton has built a career delivering quiet, slow dreamy songs blended with trip-hop breaks, folky guitar and haunting vocals. After initial work in the 90s with the likes of William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers, she soon achieved success on her own, including two UK top 20 albums in the shape of 'Central Reservation' and 'Daybreaker'. After a hiatus following the birth of her daughter, Beth returned to the limelight with 2016's well-received 'Kidsticks', offering a more electronic sound than her previous releases.

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The Stranglers

The Stranglers appearing at this event

Seventies punk icons whose rat-infested songs plagued both the album and singles charts through the subsequent decade. Their compounded musical talents and enthusiasm, infused with large doses of charisma and dark notoriety goes more than a little way to explaining why The Stranglers have survived the vagaries of the music business. These days The Stranglers have at their core original members Jean-Jacques Burnel (bass), Dave Greenfield (keyboards), Jet Black (drums) and Baz Warne (guitar), with the lead vocals shared between Warne and Burnel (Burnel singing the songs he originally recorded as lead vocalist, and Warne performing the numbers originally sang by Hugh Cornwell).

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Ramsbottom Cricket Club

  • 1 Eliza Street
  • Ramsbottom
  • Bury
  • BL0 0AT
Website:
ramsbottomcc.co.uk