Get ready to (Sham)rock ‘n’ roll as Craic by the Creek will be returning to serve up three days of Irish and Country music from a hidden gem farm.

Double-denim wearing pop sensation B*Witched headline the camping festival which is back for a fourth year this summer.

The UK’s most authentic Irish & Country Festival attracts more than 3,000 revellers to the beauty spot in Stockport, Greater Manchester, from July 19-21.

Nineties chart toppers B*Witched top the bill along with Irish and Country singer no 1 Nathan Carter who shot to fame in 2012 with his cover of Wagon Wheel.

R&B and trad fusion blend Mom + The Rebels and rising band The Tumbling Paddies, who hail from County Fermanagh, are also on the exciting line-up.

The eco-friendly countryside festival site across two stages kicks off at 6pm on Friday night (July 19).

For musicians who want to take part, Friday and Saturday programmes conclude with an open session where everyone is welcome to join in.

The campsite is ringing with evening pop-up sessions, as campers continue the music in small groups, long into the night.

Accommodation is spread across camping and glamping – with luxury glamping options in Bedouin tents, which include a proper framed bed and memory foam mattress.

For those who would prefer to head home, festival parking is 15 minutes away or taxis can be booked to collect from Etherow Country Park car park each night – allowing all the home comforts before heading back in to start again.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Sunday night jam where many of the musicians from across the festival weekend come together for an improvised hour of live entertainment.

Along with a fully stocked bar, there’s also plenty to eat in the festival village with an Irish-inspired menu including delicious bites like Beef & Guinness toasties with dipping broth and Irish-infused Indian cuisine that are second to none.

The festival was started in 2020 by a trio of second-generation Irish musicians to support the artist community through the pandemic and provide a place for next-generation Irish to connect with their roots.

Around 10 per cent of the UK population is either born Irish or is of Irish descent with hubs in Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham and Glasgow many of whom have been brought up to feel connected with the culture.

Matt Kelly, one of the founders of Craic by the Creek, says: “It’s like St Patrick’s Day in the sunshine – hours of music, plenty of craic and the best place to see old friends and meet new ones over a pint and a dance.

“Because let’s face it, a cold pint of Guinness tastes even better under the warm rays of summer! ”

“We attract the very best talent to the festival, they come because of the setting but they come back because the atmosphere is just incredible.”

Don’t miss out! Grab your tickets now here —adult general admission is £97.20, under 12s for £6, and camping for £21.60.



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