It has been announced that Idlewild and The Proclaimers will be headlining this year’s Ramsbottom Festival.


long with even more acts such as alt-folk band Moulettes and BBC Radio 2 Mark Radcliffe’s pirate themed shanty band Galleon Blast, the festival is on Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September at Ramsbottom Cricket Club and tickets are on sale now. 

 Topping the bill on Saturday night are Idlewild, returning after a five year break with their latest album Everything Ever Written So Far, ‘which could be their best work so far’ .

Also playing Saturday will be Manchester band Space Monkeys; Caribbean infused folk band Edward II; 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson and his band, Manchester based indie-electro four piece Slow Readers Club, Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O’Reilly; Black Rivers, new band from Jez and Andy Williams of The Doves and Spotify sensation Ciaran Lavery performing his heart-on-his-sleeve acoustic pop. 

 On Sunday Scottish brothers Charlie and Craig Reid of The Proclaimers headline performing material from their upcoming album ‘Let’s Hear it for the Dogs’ alongside folksy anthems ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ and ‘Letters to America’. 

 The Sunday stage will also see award winning alt-folk band Moulettes who are renowned for their breathtaking live shows.

Sunday also brings Flight Brigade performing their folk-tinged anthems; super charged ska band Baked A La Ska; Scottish folk band Rura; Irish blues singer Grainne Duffy; BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe’s pirate themed shanty band Galleon Blast; The Slytones; Benji Kirkpatrick performs the songs of Jimi Hendrix in his own inimitable style and family friendly folkie David Gibb. 

 The Friday night headline act is still under wraps, but confirmed for that night are Sundowners with their cpsyche-folk, harmony heavy, well-crafted pop gems, Welsh three-piece Houdini Dax , an enthralling, infectious and energetic live band who are fast becoming one of Britain’s must see live acts. The Narrows also bring their dark, broody electro-pop to Rammy.

 Tickets are on sale now from
Prices start at just £21 for a Day Ticket and £55 for a Weekend Ticket, with discounts for children and families and little-uns under the age of 6 go free


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