Ramsbottom Festival

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The Ramsbottom Festival is back on Friday 14th September to Sunday 16th September 2012, for those with musical tastes that range from the folk-fantastic, to up and coming bands to indie legends, this is the family friendly music festival with a decidedly Lancashire accent.

It is a family orientated festival and welcomes children as long as they are accompanied by adults. Cultural values are actively promoted along with good environmental practice. It is an inclusive festival and aims to work with all local businesses to further boost the local economy prior, during and post festival.


Ramsbottom Festival 2012 - Inspiral Carpets, The Janice Graham Band, Admiral Fallow, The Leisure Society, Session A9, Roddy Woomble, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls The Wonder Stuff, Johnny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, Seth Lakeman, Thea Gilmore, Biederbeck, Harp and a Monkey, Jenny McCormick, Danny Mahon and more.

Location and travel

Ramsbottom is mainly within Greater Manchester, with outlying parts of the town in Lancashire. It is located along the River Irwell and the M66 Motorway, four miles from Bury and 12 miles from Manchester.

We recommend where possible Festival goers travel by public transport. There's a fast tram service from Manchester city centre to Bury and frequent buses from the town to Ramsbottom. You can find more information by visiting Transport for Greater Manchester or by telephoning 0871 200 2233.

If you need to travel by car, Ramsbottom is 14 miles from Manchester and easily accessible from the M66 and M60 motorways via the A56.

Where can I stay during the festival?

We recommend the following hotels, some of which will be offering ticket and accommodation packages, please enquire directly with the hotel:

*      Red Hall Hotel, Bury.
*      Grant Arms Hotel, Ramsbottom
*      Old Mill Hotel, Ramsbottom
*      Village Hotel, Bury
*      Bury Travelodge
*      Premier Inn Bury

There is no camping available at the festival site. There is a Caravan Club site in nearby Bury which allows caravans and camper vans (no tents sorry!)

For more information on where to stay please contact Bury Tourist Information Centre on 0161 253 5111.

Other entertainment

There will be a host of festival activity including comedy, real ale tent, great food, workshops, funfair and silent disco.

Only food and drink bought on site is permitted at the festival.